Jim Von Schilling
Dr. Jim Von Schilling is Professor of English and Humanities Faculty Coordinator at Northampton Community College. He earned his Bachelor's degree in English from Princeton, a Master's degree in education from NYU and a Ph.D in American Culture from Bowling Green University. He is on the Board of Governors of the American Culture and Popular Culture Associations, on the editorial boards of their respective journals, and serves as the Area Chair for Baby Boomer Studies and for Journalism and Media Culture. Reflecting his long time interest in television and show business, Dr. Von Schilling authored the book "The Magic Window: American Television, 1939 - 1953" and continues to research and write about American society, media, popular culture, and the Baby Boomer generation.
In October 2013, Jim became the most recent recipient of the Kopecek Endowed Chair in the Humanities and for the next 3 years will be coordinating programs at the college that speak to "The Sixties: A 50-Year Remembrance".