James (Jim) McKowen


  • Title: Teacher
  • School / Organization: Hopatcong Borough Schools
  • Grade Level(s): 8-12th
  • Location: Hackettstown, New Jersey
James (Jim) McKowen

Mr. Jim McKowen is a Computer Science and Math teacher at Hopatcong High School, in Hopatcong NJ, as well as being the Chiefs esports coach. Being a NASEF Fellow, Mr. McKowen hopes to strengthen students’ interests in career and educational opportunities connected to their interests in esports and gaming in general, while also building connections to those in the industry.

Why did you become a NASEF Scholastic Fellow?

I want to help the esports ecosystem continue to grow and incorporate as many career and education connections as possible, giving students opportunities that they may have missed otherwise, while doing something they enjoy.

What is your favorite game?

anything with an engaging and gripping story! PS4's Spiderman, the God of War, and the Assassin's Creed games have been recent favorites!