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Faculty: James Skillen

James Skillen


  • Hometown: Annapolis, Maryland


  • After graduating with a BS in Environmental Science from Wheaton College in 1996, Professor Skillen earned an MA in Theology from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, which he completed in 2000. He then studied at Cornell University where he received his PhD in Natural Resource Policy in 2006.

Professional Experience

  • After graduating Professor Skillen taught at Valparaiso University, in Indiana, for two years before joining the GEO depertment at Calvin in 2008.

Research Interests

  • Federal land and resource policy
  • The American west

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Current teaching


May interim in Oregon


James Skillen
North Hall 077