James West

Diet Dr. Pepper Fanatic / Curious / Logical / Incredible Dad and Husband

James West

Science Teacher / STUCO Advisor

I am a UVU graduate with a major in physics education and a minor in mathematics. This is my fourth year at Merit and I have enjoyed teaching the students here. I love the sciences and applying those sciences to everyday life. That is why I also enjoy engineering! I plan on furthering my education, but I am still deciding on what I want to get a masters degree in.


I am a husband of almost 10 years to the most incredible woman ever, and I am a father of 2 girls and 1 boy, and they bring the most meaning to my life! I enjoy the occasional movie or tv series when I get a chance to relax. My most favorite movie of all time is the Lord of the Rings trilogy. I have been obsessed with it since I first saw The Fellowship of the Ring. I enjoy a good fantasy or sci-fi book when I get the chance to listen or read them. I am curious in nature and I want to try to understand how everything works, so I will always be trying to learn and understand everything around me.