PortraitJames Martin, Ed.D.

James is an established educator with combined experience in secondary and postsecondary levels. He started his career in education in 2006 working for Lake Sumter State College, where James still teaches mathematics and astronomy courses. Dr. Martin joined Lake County Schools as a full time mathematics instructor at Mount Dora High School in early 2011. In 2012, James transitioned into developing and teaching the Game and Simulation courses at Lake Minneola High School. Since joining the Lake County Schools team, Dr. Martin has served in a number of roles throughout the county, serving in both instructional and leadership capacities. In late 2018, he joined the Grand Canyon University family to teach courses in education to current and future educators. In his spare time, James enjoys traveling the world, exploring new cultures, and actively engaging in outdoor activities. 

Spring 2019 Schedule

  • AST1002 M 5:00 - 6:20pm (LE)
  • AST1002 (Online)
  • AST1002 (Online)
Office Hours are specified on the course syllabus. Students are encouraged to bring questions to me during office hours, via email, or utilize tutoring services at the Learning Center or Emporium.

Please refer to the course syllabus for a list of important course dates. 

Please contact me at MartinJ@lssc.edu​ if you have any further questions or concerns.


Student Resources

​Math Websites ​Astronomy Websites
​Pearson's MyMathLab​ Astronomy.com
​MathTV.com (recommended) Sky & Telescope
Paul's Online Math Notes NASA
Math Help Boards​ Space.com


Solar System Simulator​

​​Voyager Spacecraft (JPL)
Explore Mars (Virtual Field Trip)​
NASA Missions