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James Proctor

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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 was well known on campus for many years. 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

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James Proctor Professor of Environmental Studies and Director of Environmental Studies

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