is a transplant from the Hoosier State (Indiana) to California.
He holds a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Biochemistry and a Master
of Arts (M.A.T.) in Chemistry from Indiana
University - Bloomington. A.J. has been at Skyline College
for twelve years, where he has taught Chemistry courses for the
science majors sequence. He has taught Chemistry at the
high school and college levels for eighteen years.
College, A.J. is the sponsor of the Gay-Straight
Alliance (GSA). This club organizes events on campus
to raise awareness of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender
issues. The club holds weekly meetings on the Skyline campus, is politcally active, and sponsors
social events for the LGBTQQI community and its straight allies.
to his love of Chemistry, A.J. enjoys bicycling, photography, snow-skiing,
and water-skiing. He has cycled from San Francisco
to LA in the California AIDS Ride & Lifecycle events twelve times to raise money for HIV and AIDS services and
education (and will again in June 2014). A.J.'s current obsessions include fun, mostly
science-related T-shirts, television series (Fringe, Breaking Bad, Once Upon a Time, Game of Thrones, Castle, Bones, Modern Family, The Middle, Community, 30 Rock, Episodes, Dexter, Covert Affairs, and a few others) and a nearly lifelong fascination with all things STAR WARS.