"Science Jim" Mueller grew up in Park Ridge IL, a northern suburb of Chicago. He has a BA from Lake Forest College and a MS from Aurora University. From 1989 to 1994 he worked as an enviromental educator in the greater Chicago area. Following this he worked for eight years in Carbondale IL at a small children's science museum including six years as the executive director.
Since 2002 he has been developing and teaching a physics curriculum specifically for home schoolers. As well as teaching classes both back in Park Ridge IL and in Chapel Hill NC he has been creating books, web sites, movies and live web classes for students all over the world. Using an entertaining and humorous approach with all his materials his products are quite unique in the world of science education.