James McCarron began working as an academic assistant within the College of Arts and Sciences in 2019 after two years working within Waubonsee Community College's Department of Music. Prior to his time at Waubonsee, he spent many years as a musical instructor teaching everything from composition to guitar technique. James graduated from the University of Cincinnati with high honors, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature with a minor in East Asian Studies. As a result of time spent studying and studying abroad in college, he is conversationally fluent in both written and spoken Japanese. He currently serves as the Academic Assistant to the departments of Art &Design, Music, and Theatre.