My lessons/training sessions are always constructed with my intended audience in mind. Students of various ages and backgrounds learn and respond to stimuli in different ways. My first task is to determine what mix of verbal, visual, auditory or other approaches to subject matter are most likely to succeed in specific instructional situations. Over time, every effective educator, regardless of subject matter, learns to apply what works and what doesn't in an instructional setting. Being effective in the classroom only comes with long-term experience.
I am an educator and regulatory compliance professional with more than 30 years experience in the public school system, public universities, municipal organizations and private/business sector enterprises. My students have numbered in the thousands over the course of my career and I have authored hundreds of technical reports on environmental issues/remediation, many of which I have presented in person to U.S. EPA District V in Chicago, Illinois and to the Ministry of the Environmental (MOE) in Toronto, Canada.
Travel cost is set at $.50 per outgoing miles (e.g to instruction site located within 30 mile radius of home location). This rate is slightly less than the current federal mileage reimbursement rate of $.58 per mile. All outgoing miles in excess of the 30 mile radius will be charged at $.50 per mile. There is currently no charge for return mileage as long as instruction site is within 30 mile radius of home location.
James M. Murray
Education and Environmental professional with 30 years’ experience in secondary/post-secondary school instruction (history, anthropology, earth science, geology) as well as private sector assessment and resolution of environmental issues. Related university level course design and instruction experience in environmental sciences, geology and urban planning.
RELEVANT EMPLOYMENT/WORK HISTORY
Environmental Health and Safety Manager: Lhoist North America, Las Vegas, Nevada
March 2014 – September, 2015
Primary Responsibilities: Management of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) department at Lhoist North America (Lhoist) limestone mining and processing facility in Las Vegas, Nevada. Specific responsibilities included design and delivery of all Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) awareness, initial and refresher training; tracking and reporting of all safety incidents/injuries; managing all aspects of Workers Compensation claims; insuring continuous compliance with state and federal environmental regulations associated with Title V air emissions and RCRA/CERCLA hazardous waste storage, disposal and remedial activities.
Environmental Health and Safety Manager: Simplot Silica Products, Overton, Nevada
February 2012 – March, 2014
Primary Responsibilities: Management of EHS department at Simplot Silica Products (Simplot) sand mining and processing facility in Overton, Nevada. Specific responsibilities included design and delivery of all MSHA training; tracking and reporting of all safety incidents/injuries; managing Workers Compensation claims; providing off-site safety training to municipal (i.e. fire department, municipal electric, potable and wastewater service providers) and private agencies regularly working at/servicing the mine. Additionally, insuring compliance with state and federal environmental regulations associated with Title V air emissions and RCRA/CERCLA hazardous waste storage, disposal and remedial activities.
Manager Environmental Services: Canōpus Environmental Group, Inc., Ypsilanti, Michigan
2001 – August, 2011
Primary Responsibilities: Company project, personnel and finance management; marketing; delivering public presentations; managing brownfield site redevelopment activities; preparing Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety audits and environmental regulatory compliance audits (ERCAs); conducting federal Title V air emissions assessments and preparing related permit/compliance documents; conducting Environmental Assessments (EAs); preparing Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) and wetland assessments; and preparing Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWP3 and Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans for commercial/industrial clients.
James M. Murray
Adjunct Lecturer: Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan
1992 - 2001
Primary Responsibilities: University undergraduate and graduate level instruction in cultural anthropology, western civilizations, earth science and plate tectonics. Additional structured tutoring duties in historical geology and weather/climate.
Secondary Teacher: Ypsilanti Area Public Schools, Ypsilanti, Michigan and Van Buren Public Schools, Belleville, Michigan
1990 - 2001
Primary Responsibilities: Secondary (High School) instruction in history (ancient civilizations/American history), earth science, literature and art history.
EDUCATION/ADDITIONAL RELEVANT TRAINING
BS (Secondary Education), Eastern Michigan University
MA (concentration in earth science and geology), Eastern Michigan University
ISO 14001 EMS Advanced Lead Auditor Training/Certification
U.S. EPA and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) Seminar Training on Nuclear Waste Policy Act, 42 U.S.C. § 10101 et seq.
MSHA Training, 30 CFR Parts 1 – 199, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania and Cincinnati, Ohio
Certified Confined Space Rescue Worker, University of Findlay, Findlay, Ohio
OSHA 30 Training
Accredited Asbestos Inspector
U.S. Navy, Nuclear Submarine Base (Subron 14) Holy Loch, Scotland
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