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physics professor

James Allen Braunsdorf, American physics professor. Certified secondary teacher, Indiana. President Beiger Heritage Corporation, Mishawaka, 1981-1986, since 2003; active Youth for Understanding, since 1990. Member National Education Association, Indiana State Teachers Association, American Association Physics Teachers (Indiana Distinguished Physics Teacher 1984), Mishawaka Education Association (president 1970-1974), Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

Braunsdorf, James Allen was born on April 13, 1938 in South Bend, Indiana, United States. Son of Walter Louis and Ruth Harriet (Tuttle) Braunsdorf.

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Physics, De Pauw University, 1960. Master of Science in Mathematics, Purdue University, 1965.

Career

Teacher physics, Greencastle Schools, 1960-1962; teacher physics, Mishawaka (Indiana) School, since 1962. Tax preparer, Mishawaka, since 1967. Adjunct lecturer Indiana U., South Bend, 1981-1989.

Achievements

  • Certified secondary teacher, Indiana.

Politics

Social norms that assume different standards for women than for men in marriage are outdated and should be rejected. Laws in civil society should define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

Views

People are called to love God not only with their hearts, but also with their minds. All things should be considered through the light of reason. In order to do that, it is necessary to become aware of different points of view and be able to develop critical thinking in relation to any political or social problem.

Membership

President Beiger Heritage Corporation, Mishawaka, 1981-1986. Active Youth for Understanding, since 1990. Member National Education Association, Indiana State Teachers Association, American Association Physics Teachers (Indiana Distinguished Physics Teacher 1984), National Science Teachers Association, Mishawaka Education Association (president 1970-1974), Phi Beta Kappa.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: computing, plate collecting.

Connections

Married Donna Lou Munson, June 10, 1960. Children: Kevin Scott, Allen Keith, Walter James.

father:
Walter Louis Braunsdorf

mother:
Ruth Harriet (Tuttle) Braunsdorf

spouse:
Donna Lou Munson

children:
Allen Keith Braunsdorf

Kevin Scott Braunsdorf

Walter James Braunsdorf