James Hunter teaches a variety of classes in engineering, archaeology, and art and provides engineering and fabrication assistance to students for academic and personal projects. He’s especially interested in the art and technology of ironworking and enjoys teaching the subject in the DMSE Forge and Foundry.
Hunter’s homeschooling education provided ample free time for developing a broad variety of intellectual interests, including blacksmithing and welding during high school. He received a BS in chemistry after transferring to University of California, Berkeley from Santa Rosa Junior College and a PhD in environmental chemistry from MIT. Hunter started teaching for DMSE before completing his doctorate and chose to stay after graduating.
Outside of MIT, Hunter likes spending time outdoors and developing a homestead in rural Maine.