James Kracht

James Kracht

Professor Emeritus


  (979) 845-3210


B.A. Education and Geography, Concordia University, Chicago, IL

M.A. Geography, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN

Ph.D. Social Studies Education, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Additional Information

Career Experience

  • Teacher  IL, IN, WA
  • Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor in Geography and Teaching, Learning, and Culture, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX  (1974-2015)
  • Research and Teaching Interests:  Geographic Education, Social Studies Education, Curriculum Development, Student Success
  • Administration:  Department Head, Teaching, Learning and Culture; Associate Dean, College of Education and Human Development; Assistant Provost for Undergraduate Studies

Interesting Adventures

  • Taught graduate short courses for teachers/administrators in several Latin American countries
  • Worked with Ministries of Education in several countries in the Middle East to help structure K-12 curriculum

Best Contributions

  • Co-Author, Guidelines for Geographic Education, Elementary and Secondary  Schools    (1984).   NCGE/AAG
  • Led the development of the Marilyn Kent Byrne Center for Student Success in the College of Education and Human Development
  • Led the development of the university-wide Academic Success Center at Texas A&M

Retirement Pursuits

  • Texas Master Gardeners
  • Rural Leadership Development Program
  • Reading
  • Genealogy

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