James Downton, an award-winning professor, has written numerous academic and self-help books. He retired from the University of Colorado, Boulder, after teaching for 39 years. His life purpose is to help people increase their happiness, creativity, and wisdom while also doing those things for himself. His creative approaches to teaching won him multiple awards for teaching excellence. Downton incorporated these philosophies into his mentorship of students and workshops for faculty and graduate students. Downton has also taught courses in sociology, personal development, and creativity.
Today, James lives in Boulder, Colorado, with his wife and loves being a husband, father, and grandfather. He is an avid squash and tennis player and also an artist. He has an art studio where he paints and sculpts. His life revolves around wholeness and creativity, cultivating wisdom, inner peace, happiness, and an easier way to live.