Mike James joined IHMC in November 1996 as Research Coordinator and assumed responsibilities for general administrative and support services for the institute and staff. At the time, the institute was located on the campus of the University of West Florida as a division of the College of Science and Technology. His duties initially included accounting for all purchasing, payroll, travel, and other expenditures, maintenance and upkeep of the facility and equipment, staff personnel management and human resources, security issues, reports and correspondence control, and communications. Today, Mike serves as institute Assistant Director overseeing daily operations and general management of institute facilities and properties. He is a graduate of the University of Phoenix and the University of West Florida.