ODESSA - Odessa College is welcoming a brand new member to their team.
Dr. James Bolton is the new Science Department Chair.
He overlooks several different departments as well as the daily operations of all faculty members and students.
Bolton also teaches anatomy and physiology.
He says since moving to West Texas, he has plenty of goals not only in class but in the community.
"Outside of the classroom, I would like to bring a care to the community, letting the community know that OC's to help in any way possible. Close to the classroom, I'd like to bring like I always say, smiles to the students. Inside the classroom, I'd like to establish a biotechnology department which entails genetics and forensics science,” Bolton said.
Between April and November 2011, Bolton said he worked as a forensic biologist in several war torn countries including Afghanistan.