A. B. Lash Fields,

Masters Degree Biology

Contact Information:





  J. A. Taylor Fields,

Masters Degree Education

  Contact Information:  jam.education@yahoo.com


 A. B. Lash Fields

My Education:

A little about my education and experience…I graduated from Ottawa

University with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Science and attended KU

for a semester doing research work with Drosophila flies while teaching

Anatomy and Physiology to biology majors and non-majors.  I decided

academia rather than research was for me, so I spent some time in the

public school system as an emergency substitute teacher before

returning to school for my Master’s degree which I obtained the

summer of 2011.  

My Experience:

Meantime I have taught Principles of Biology for 4 years online for a Kansas community

college.  Currently, I am teaching several sections of Biology courses onsite at Ottawa

University, several science online courses for Labette Community College, Highland

Community College, Fort Scott Community College, and a foundations course for

American Public University online.  

I taught Hawaiian Kenpo at OU for 9 years…my interests are not solely biology related!

Personal Life:

I have three small children and my husband and I have been married

since 1999.     We recently adopted two shelter rescue dogs, DJ and Little Jackie.


 J. A. Taylor Fields

My Education:

I have a masters degree in education with an online teaching and learning option from California State University plus an additional nine post-graduate hours in education at Pittsburg State University. I hold a bachelors degree in elementary education K-9 from Pittsburg State University. While the director of an adult education grant, I completed several Adult Education certificates in various areas from Kansas Board of Regents. Trainings and certificates include: Counseling of “At Risk” Students, Adult Basic Education, Secondary Education, ESL Education, Technology/Computer, and Life and Job Skills Education. In addition, I have completed online teaching and learning workshops with American Public University in conjunction with my current APU online faculty position.


My Experience:

For approximately ten years before moving to postsecondary education, I provided instruction in most subjects to elementary and middle school students. Later I taught postsecondary classes for 21 years. I have accumulated 11 years as a college administrator. For one year I served as a Title III Coordinator and for five years I served as the Director of a College Student Success Center. I was hired by a small community college in January of 1999 to integrate technology and instruction for developmental courses. I started with intranet learning systems education delivery and moved on to online developmental course delivery and computer assisted instruction tutoring programs. In addition, I supervised assessment activities at the college. I also created and managed online professional development courses for faculty members and evaluated online courses and instructors.In the summer of 2005 I took the Dean of Instruction position at another small college and continued working there until the summer of 2010. At the second college I created and taught online professional development workshops targeting learning communities, teaching methods directed toward ability levels, learning styles, multiple intelligences, strategies for success for “at risk” students, and understanding stages of maturity and was responsible for assessment of student learning, course and program development, and evaluating instruction of fulltime faculty.

After retiring from college administration work, I began working for American Military/Public University as an online faculty member. I teach "Introduction to Online Learning". I also create new education opportunities in JAM Education and teach JAM classes. I began working on the JAM Education Organization and courses several years ago. The "big" idea kept growing and several other people joined the effort to make it a reality.   So, here we are today!!


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