James Christian Edgar, Ed.D.                                                         (865) 742-6644

1654 Wolverine Ln, Knoxville, TN 37931                                                     dr@christianedgar.com

Professional Profile

Various skills acquired due to education, 6 years with the United States Army, and teaching mathematics and chemistry at the high school level.

  • Interpersonal Communication Skills
  • Microsoft Office, ActivStudio
  • Experience with C++, JAVA, Web Design
  • Experience with Computer Architecture
  • Wireless Network Administration


  • Classroom management
  • Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
  • Law Enforcement Background
  • Traffic Accident Investigator Certified

Professional Accomplishments

Active Duty at Ft. Campbell, KY

·         Army Achievement Medal

·         Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

·         National Defense Service Medal

·         3 Certificates of Appreciation


Reserve Status for US Army

·         Completed contractual 6 years with the US Army with the rank of Specialist

·         Reserve Components Achievement Medal

·         Armed Forces Reserve Medal


Georgia Teacher

·         Basic Skills Exemption by ACT, 6/1/1999

·         GACE Certified in High School Mathematics, 1/12/2008

·         GA Teaching Certificate with Expiration Date of 6/30/2013



Tennessee Teacher

·         PRAXIS Series Secondary Mathematics Highly Qualified, June 2010

·         TN  Professional Teaching Certificate with Expiration of 2021

·         PRAXIS Series Chemistry Highly Qualified, June 2011


Educational Accomplishments

Maryville College

·         Senior Thesis : “Analysis of Dyes for Use in Nanotitania Photovoltaic Cells”

·         BA in Chemical Physics with a double minor in Mathematics and Computer Science

Jones International University

·         Masters of Education in Secondary Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

·         Doctorate of Education in K-12 Leadership

Work History            


Gary Hardin Academy, Sevierville, TN

August 2010 - Current


Baldwin High School, Milledgeville, GA

January 2008 – May 2010


Chili’s, Macon, GA

July 2007 –      December 2007


TGI Friday’s, Sevierville, TN

April 2007 – June 2007

Fitness Consultant

National Fitness Center, Sevierville, TN

July 2006 – April 2007

Front Desk Clerk

Oak Tree Lodge, Sevierville, TN

October 2004 – July 2006

Sales Associate

Wal-mart, Alcoa, TN

February 2004 – October 2004

Military Policeman

3397th MP Detachment, Ft. Campbell, KY

September 2001 – February 2004


High School

Gadsden High School, Gadsden, AL

May 2000

US Army Military Police

Military Police School, Ft. Leonard Wood, MO

August 2001

Traffic Accident Investigator

Joint Forces Training, Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX

July 2005

BA Chemical Physics, Math and Computer Science Minors

Maryville College, Maryville, TN

May 2007


Masters in Secondary Education Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

Jones International University, CO

May 2010

Doctorate of Education in K-12 Leadership

Jones International University, CO

July 2014

Education Specifics

Major Courses:  Introductory Chemistry I and II, Physical Chemistry I(Quantum Mechanics), Physical Chemistry II (Thermodynamics), Physical Chemistry Lab, Instrumental Chemistry, Chemistry Seminar, Introductory Physics I and II, Modern Physics, Analytical Mechanics, Chemical Physics Senior Study I and II (Thesis)

Minor in Math:  Calculus I, II, and III, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra

Minor in Computer Science:  Introductory Computer Science I and II (C++), Discrete Structures, Computer Architecture, JAVA Gaming

Master’s Courses: Assessment Strategies to Improve K-12 Learning, Exceptional Students in an Inclusive Classroom, K-12 Students Using Technology, Learning Theory: Developing Lifelong Learners, Literacy I and II, Teaching for Mathematics Comprehension, K-12 Classroom and Instructional Management, K-12 Teaching: Legal and Societal Contexts, Student Teaching: Classroom Practicum 1 and 2, Teaching and Administering in Colorado and the States.

Doctoral Courses: Current K-12 Educational Theories, Qualitative Research Methodologies, Quantitative Research Methodologies, The Future of K-12 Education and Democracy, Advanced Quantitative Doctoral Research Methods, Facilitating a Shared Vision of Learning, Collaboration and Learning in Diverse Communities, Leading K-12 Organizations that Foster Learning, Ethical Leadership, Understanding and Influencing Society, Managing Learning Organization Resources, Comprehensive Exam for School of Education, Dissertation Courses