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Environmental Studies

James Proctor

Professor of Environmental Studies

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J.R. Howard Hall

I’m a Professor in the Environmental Studies Program at Lewis & Clark College. My recent work focuses on environmental theory, interdisciplinarity, and new learning technologies, with a varied academic background including geography, religious studies, and environmental science/engineering. I grew up in the small town of Canyonville in rural southern Oregon, and helped found a nonprofit, Alder Creek Community Forest, on land I own to give something back to this special place. I’ve lived in Swaziland, New Mexico, and California (where I served at UC Santa Barbara for 13 years), yet was happy to return to Oregon in 2005 to serve at Lewis & Clark College.

I’m the proud daddy of two beautiful daughters, Joy and Elise, and my dog Beagle Bailey is well known on campus. I’ve been an active member for years in the Unitarian Universalist Association, and have also practiced a kempo-style martial art called Kojosho for a long time. The other big thing in my life is music; see

Academic Credentials

Ph.D. 1992, University of California at Berkeley, Geography, M.A. 1989, University of California at Berkeley, Geography, M.S. 1989, University of California at Berkeley, Environmental Science & Engineering, B.A. 1980, University of Oregon, Religious Studies

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