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History educator

James David McBride, American history educator. Certified teacher, Arizona. Danforth Foundation fellow, 1985; named Distinguished Teacher National Council Geographic Education, 1985; grantee Fulbright Seminar China, 1987; recipient Wilbur Murra award Arizona Council Social Studies, 1989.


McBride, James David was born on August 18, 1930 in St. Louis. Son of Ellen Beatrice (Mason) Molecular and Cellular Biology.


Bachelor, University Maryland, 1963. Master of Arts in Education, Arizona State University, 1966. Master of Arts in Liberal Arts, Arizona State University, 1974.

Doctor of Philosophy in History, Arizona State University, 1983.


Enlisted, United States Air Force, 1947;served worldwide including Korea, United States Air Force, 1947-1967;retired, United States Air Force, 1967;teacher, Tempe (Arizona) Union High School District, 1967-1989;chair department social studies, Tempe (Arizona) Union High School District, 1977-1989;instructor, Mesa (Arizona) Community College, 1976-1983;adjunct professor of history,, Arizona State University, Tempe, since 1983. Consultant Arizona Humanities Council, Phoenix, since 1983, speaker, since 1990. Member History Museum Board, Tempe, since 1991.


  • Certified teacher, Arizona.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to history publications.


Member National Education Association, Organization American Historians, We. History Association, Arizona Council Social Studies (president 1987), Arizona History Society, National Council Social Studies, Tempe Secondary Education Association (president 1972).


Married Madie Jean Tyler, February 9, 1957. Children: Gloria, James, Patrick.

Ellen Beatrice (Mason) Molecular

Cellular Biology

Madie Jean Tyler

Gloria McBride

James McBride

Patrick McBride