James J. Brokaw received his B.S. and M.A. degrees in biology from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1975 and 1978, respectively, and in 1983 he received his Ph.D. degree in anatomy from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. After completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California San Francisco, he joined the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at IUSM in 1987. He was awarded an M.P.H. degree from Saint Louis University in 2000. Dr. Brokaw has served in several educational leadership roles at IUSM, including Histology Course Director (1987-2002), Assistant to Associate Dean for Medical Student Affairs (2002-2012), Associate Dean for Admissions (2009-2014), Director of the IU Center for Anatomical Sciences Education (2012-2018), and Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology (2014-2018). From 2008 to 2018, he directed a specialized Ph.D. program in anatomy and cell biology for students seeking careers in anatomical teaching and medical education research. Dr. Brokaw retired in 2018, but he remains active in the department through teaching and assisting with various administrative tasks.