James Skillen

James Skillen


  • BS, Environmental Science, Wheaton College
  • MA, Theology, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
  • PhD, Natural Resource Policy, Cornell University

    Professional experience

    • 2006–2008 Lily Fellows Program Postdoctoral Fellow at Valparaiso University, Indiana
    • 2008 joined Calvin University GEO department
    • 2013-2015 Professor of Environmental Studies, The Oregon Extension


    • Hometown: Annapolis, Maryland

    Academic interests

    • Federal land and resource policy
    • The American west


    • Skillen, James R. & Bruce R. Huber. An Introduction to U.S. Federal Public Lands. New York: Routledge, Forthcoming.

    • Skillen, James R. This Land is My Land: Rebellion in the West. New York: Oxford University Press, 2020.

    • ______. Ecosystem Management: Its Rise, Fall, and Afterlife. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2015.

    • ______. The Nation's Largest Landlord: The Bureau of Land Management in the American West. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2009.

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