Jim has been teaching Geography in the Institute for over 15 years. He graduated from UCD in 1970. He is the author of Senior Geography and Discovering Geography which are widely used in classrooms throughout Ireland. A former student of his at The Institute of Education was awarded the Gwenda Hurst medal for the joint highest marks in Geography in Leaving Certificate 2000. Jim is one of the authors of the 2014 Exam Times geography supplement, published by the Irish Times.