A visiting professor of photojournalism at California Baptist University, Jim Veneman covered combat in Iraq and was onboard the U.S.S. Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier in the eastern Mediterranean just as the conflict began. From these assignments, the book, A Greater Freedom, was produced. Other assignments include the days immediately following the World Trade Center attack, the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, meetings with Fidel Castro, and many other national and international stories. Most recently, his photographs provided the visual content for the book, The Inklings of Oxford. In 2011 Jim received the National Press Photographers Association’s highest award for teaching photojournalism, the Robin F. Garland Educator Award.