James Corkins, Ed.D.

Residential Faculty - Physics

Program Director :

Physical Science

Office: PS 15 - Room: PS204

480-461-7878

480-461-7878 (alt)

Office Hours

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM8:00 AM - 9:00 AM10:00 AM - 11:00 AM8:00 AM - 9:00 AM10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

I will either be in PS204 or PS107 for my office hours.

Profile

Some background information about myself, I was born and raised in the Phoenix, AZ area. Some of my hobbies include olympic lifting, surfing, drawing cartoons, boardgames, RPGs, and walking doggies.   My wife Jennifer is a 4th grade teacher.  We have no children, but are in the process of adopting doggos =)

I attended Arizona State University for all three of my degrees: Bachelor’s of Science- Physics, Master’s of Science, Doctorate of Education- Physics. At ASU, I received the award for Instructor of the year and was nominated for dissertation of the year.

I was also researcher and post-doc with ASU working on the JiTTILL grant- a study funded by the NSF which proposes to innovate on teaching methods of university engineering and physics classrooms through valid and reliable assessments.

I was also the director of research at a local technology and e-learning company where I designed and implemented new curriculum, created and validated diagnostic and summative assessments and items, integrated new technology into the instructional design, and I was responsible for all research data analyses.

Classes Taught

Spring 2024

PHY111 General Physics I 4 Credits

Includes motion, energy, and properties of matter.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MAT182 or MAT187 or MAT220 or MAT221 or eligibility for MAT220 as indicated by appropriate placement or one year high school Trigonometry with a grade of C or better or permission of Department or Division.

General Education Designations: Natural Sciences Quantitative [SQ]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
27411
Dobson Campus

PS107 - Astronomy/Physics Lab

In Person
Lecture
01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024
TuTh
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Class Started

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 27411 must also register for .

27413

Live Online

Live Online
Lecture
01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024
Tu
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Class Started

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

This course may require in person proctored assessments or exams that will be administered at Mesa Community College at no charge. Proctoring services not administered at Mesa Community College may be used and students are responsible for any additional costs incurred. Contact the instructor for further details.

Class 27413 Students may contact instructor at: james.corkins@mesacc.edu

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 27413 must also register for .

27412
Dobson Campus

PS107 - Astronomy/Physics Lab

In Person
Lab
01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024
TuTh
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Class Started

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 27412 must also register for .

27414

Live Online

Live Online
Lab
01/18/2024 - 05/10/2024
Th
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Class Started

Notes: Live Online classes have sessions that meet online on specific days and times. Attendance in these sessions will be at the discretion of the instructor, and additional work will be required on the student’s own time. Access to a computer or mobile device with Internet connection is required. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

This course may require in person proctored assessments or exams that will be administered at Mesa Community College at no charge. Proctoring services not administered at Mesa Community College may be used and students are responsible for any additional costs incurred. Contact the instructor for further details.

Class 27414 Students may contact instructor at: james.corkins@mesacc.edu

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 27414 must also register for .

PHY112 General Physics II 4 Credits

Includes electricity, electromagnetism, and modern physics.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in PHY111.

General Education Designations: Natural Sciences Quantitative [SQ]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
27437
Dobson Campus

PS107 - Astronomy/Physics Lab

In Person
Lecture
01/17/2024 - 05/10/2024
MoWeFr
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM

Class Started

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 27437 must also register for .

27415
Dobson Campus

PS107 - Astronomy/Physics Lab

In Person
Lecture
01/17/2024 - 05/10/2024
MoWeFr
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Class Started

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 27415 must also register for .

27438
Dobson Campus

PS107 - Astronomy/Physics Lab

In Person
Lab
01/17/2024 - 05/10/2024
MoWeFr
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

Class Started

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 27438 must also register for .

27416
Dobson Campus

PS107 - Astronomy/Physics Lab

In Person
Lab
01/17/2024 - 05/10/2024
MoWeFr
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

Class Started

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 27416 must also register for .

Fall 2024

PHY111 General Physics I 4 Credits

Includes motion, energy, and properties of matter.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MAT182 or MAT187 or MAT220 or MAT221 or eligibility for MAT220 as indicated by appropriate placement or one year high school Trigonometry with a grade of C or better or permission of Department or Division.

General Education Designations: Natural Sciences Quantitative [SQ]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
14119
Dobson Campus

PS107 - Astronomy/Physics Lab

In Person
Lecture
08/20/2024 - 12/13/2024
TuTh
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Open

6 of 24
Seats Available

Notes: Zero-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of required online instructional materials for this "Z Class" is $0.

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 14119 must also register for .

14117

Live Online

Live Online
Lecture
08/20/2024 - 12/13/2024
Tu
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Open

15 of 24
Seats Available

Notes: Live Online classes have sessions that meet online on specific days and times. Attendance in these sessions will be at the discretion of the instructor, and additional work will be required on the student’s own time. Access to a computer or mobile device with Internet connection is required. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Zero-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of required online instructional materials for this "Z Class" is $0.

Class 14117 This course may require in person proctored assessments or exams that will be administered at Mesa Community College at no charge. Proctoring services not administered at Mesa Community College may be used and students are responsible for any additional costs incurred. Contact the instructor for further details.

Class 14117 Students may contact instructor at: james.corkins@mesacc.edu

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 14117 must also register for .

14120
Dobson Campus

PS107 - Astronomy/Physics Lab

In Person
Lab
08/20/2024 - 12/13/2024
TuTh
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Open

6 of 24
Seats Available

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 14120 must also register for .

14118

Live Online

Live Online
Lab
08/22/2024 - 12/13/2024
Th
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Open

15 of 24
Seats Available

Notes: Live Online classes have sessions that meet online on specific days and times. Attendance in these sessions will be at the discretion of the instructor, and additional work will be required on the student’s own time. Access to a computer or mobile device with Internet connection is required. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 14118 Students may contact instructor as james.corkins@mesacc.edu

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 14118 must also register for .

PHY112 General Physics II 4 Credits

Includes electricity, electromagnetism, and modern physics.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in PHY111.

General Education Designations: Natural Sciences Quantitative [SQ]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
15307
Dobson Campus

PS107 - Astronomy/Physics Lab

In Person
Lecture
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024
MoWe
7:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Open

17 of 24
Seats Available

Notes: Zero-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of required online instructional materials for this "Z Class" is $0.

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 15307 must also register for .

16162
Dobson Campus

PS107 - Astronomy/Physics Lab

In Person
Lecture
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024
MoWe
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Open

16 of 24
Seats Available

Notes: Zero-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of required online instructional materials for this "Z Class" is $0.

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 16162 must also register for .

15308
Dobson Campus

PS107 - Astronomy/Physics Lab

In Person
Lab
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024
MoWe
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Open

17 of 24
Seats Available

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 15308 must also register for .

16163
Dobson Campus

PS107 - Astronomy/Physics Lab

In Person
Lab
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024
MoWe
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Open

16 of 24
Seats Available

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 16163 must also register for .

Degrees & Awards

Bachelor's of Science- Physics

Master's of Science- Physics

Doctorate of Education- Physics

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