James earned his BA in History from Indiana University in Fort Wayne, IN, and his Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from Ball State University. While in graduate school, James was an intern for the Indianapolis MPO. After graduate school, James served as a Project Development Analyst and Project Manager over Addressing for the Department of Business & Neighborhood Services in Indianapolis before returning to the MPO.
His main responsibilities with the Indianapolis MPO include:
- Local Planning studies coordination
- Red Flag investigations
- Complete Streets compliance
- ADA/Title VI
- Transportation Improvement Program Support