JIM HALDERMAN brings a world of experience, knowledge, and talent to his work. His automotive service experience includes working as a flat-rate technician, a business owner, and a professor of automotive technology at a leading U.S. community college for more than 20 years.

He has a Bachelor of Science degree from Ohio Northern University and a Master’s degree in Education from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Jim also holds a U.S. Patent for an electronic transmission control device. He is an ASE certified Master Automotive Technician and is also Advanced Engine Performance (L1) ASE certified. Jim is the author of many automotive textbooks, all published by Pearson Education. Jim has presented numerous technical seminars to national audiences, including the California Automotive Teachers (CAT) and the Illinois College Automotive Instructor Association (ICAIA). He is also a member and presenter at the North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT). Jim was also named Regional Teacher of the Year by General Motors Corporation and a member of the advisory committee for the department of technology at Ohio Northern University and awarded the Most Valuable Player (MVP) at the North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT) conference in 2013.

Halderman Hall at Sinclair Community College

At Sinclair Community College in Dayton Ohio, the main classroom of the automotive building ( building 20 ) is named Halderman Hall in recognition for my contributions to automotive education.

Jim Halderman’s R&D Shop

Mustang By Design

Mustang By Design tells the inside story about the creation of the first Mustang as told from Gale Halderman, my first cousin (our fathers were brothers) which created the first sketch which was to become the iconic Mustang.

Ford F-Series Trucks 1948-Present

Ford F-Series Trucks 1948-Present will thrill truck aficionados and Ford historians alike, as it covers the first F-Series models (1948–1952), the ever-popular second-generation F-Series models (1953–1956), the popular Bumpsides (1967–1972), and all the way through the remarkable technology of what is now the 14th generation of the F-Series.