Dr. James Wanliss is a scientist, author, and speaker. Originally from South Africa, he now lives in South Carolina with his wife, Esther, and their two precious homeschooled girls. He is passionate about knowing God and sharing the love of Christ with his family, the Homeschool community, and anyone else who will listen!
In addition to undergraduate degrees in applied mathematics and physics and an MS in geophysics, Dr. Wanliss holds a PhD in plasma physics. He conducted postdoctoral studies in space weather at the Canadian Space Agency, and has been a visiting researcher at the Japanese Space Agency, UCLA, and the University of Washington. He has also done research as a visiting associate professor at Kyung-Hee University in South Korea, the Solar-Terrestrial Environment Laboratory at Nagoya University in Japan, and at Clemson University. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, most notably the prestigious CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation awarded to outstanding scholar-teachers, and he serves as an expert reviewer for the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change.
Dr. Wanliss has published more than fifty peer-reviewed papers and has lectured on topics as diverse as homeschooling, parenting, global warming, Christian apologetics, space weather, and the relation of theology to science.