James Shuls is an assistant professor of educational leadership and policy studies at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Previously, he served as director of education policy for the Show-Me Institute. Prior to pursuing his doctorate, James taught first grade and fifth grade in southwest Missouri. His work has been featured in numerous media outlets, including: Phi Delta Kappan, Social Science Quarterly, Education Week, The Rural Educator, Educational Policy, The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, and The St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
James earned his PhD in education policy from the University of Arkansas, and holds a bachelor’s degree from Missouri Southern State University and a master’s degree from Missouri State University, both in elementary education.