Dr. Valentine Udoh James

DEGREES EARNED / CERTIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

  • Ph.D., Urban and Regional Science, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX
  • M.A., Environmental Science, Governors State University, Illinois
  • B.S., Biology, Tusculum College, Greeneville, Tennessee
  • CEI, Certified Environmental Inspector
  • CAQS, Certified Air Quality Specialist

PRIMARY COURSES TAUGHT

  • Conservation of Natural Resources
  • Economic Geography
  • Planning the Human Environment
  • Sustainable Development
  • World Geography

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Environmental Impact Analysis
  • Application of Ecological Methods to Environmental Systems Analysis
  • Development in Less-industrialized countries of the world – emphasis on African countries

 

MOST RECENT PUBLICATIONS / PRESENTATIONS

  • James, Valentine U. and James Etim (eds.) (2009) Educational Reform in Africa:   Essays on Curriculum, Libraries, Counseling, and Grade Levels. The Edwin   Mellen Press, Lewistown, New York.
  • James, Valentine, Maurice Mongkuo, Carolyn Jewell (Guest Editors) Special Issue of Global Development Studies. Winter 2007 - Summer 2008. Vol. 5,   Numbers 1-2.
  • James, Valentine U., (2005). Foreword to the book: Business and Economic Development in Emerging Markets: A Collection of Essays. By Rock-Antoine   Mehanna published by the Middle East Law Journal distributed by Levant Distributors   (2006).
  • James, Valentine U., James Etim, Melanie Marshall James, and Ambe Njoh (eds.). 2000. Black Women Writers Across Cultures: An Analysis of Their   Contributions. International Scholars Publications and University Press of America. Bethesda, MD.
  • James, Valentine U., (ed.) 1999. Sustainable Development in Africa: Prospects for the Twenty-first Century. International Scholars Publications, Bethesda,   MD.

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • 2009 Membership of Beta Gamma Sigma, Clarion University of Pennsylvania Chapter
  • 2009 Membership of Phi Kappa Phi, Clarion University of Pennsylvania Chapter
  • 1996-1997 Listed in Who's Who in American Education, 5th Edition
  • 1992 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS-Science and Technology Diplomacy Fellowship
  • 1983-1988 University of California President's Post-Doctoral Fellowship

 

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

 

  • Association of American College and Universities for Fayetteville State University
  • African Studies Association
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Planning Association
  • Environmental Assessment Association

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • 1998-Present Editor-in-Chief: Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa (JSDA)
  • 2015-Present Member of the Editorial Board: Journal of Geoscience and   Environment Protection
  • 2013-Present Director of the Sustainable Development and Sustainability   Institute of East Africa
  • 2012-Present Member of Advisory Board, University of Massachusetts, Boston,   Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities After Disasters
Last Updated 11/17/17