James A. Swan

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James Albert Swan is an American writer, TV and film producer, and actor. Initially he was a college professor of ecology and psychology at the Universities of Michigan, Western Washington State, Oregon and Washington, but he has evolved into work with entertainment media.

Career[edit]

Swan was born in Trenton, Michigan.[1] He graduated with a PhD in environmental psychology at the University of Michigan,[2] and became a professor at the university in 1969, serving in the School of Natural Resources, and the Institute for Social Research for three years.[3] During this time he was part of a group led by William Stapp, seeking a definition of environmental education. Based on this work, Swan published the first article on what is “Environmental Education” in Phi Delta Kappan.[4] In 1985, he produced the “Is The Earth A Living Organism?” symposium for the National Audubon Society. The featured speaker was James Lovelock, creator of the “Living Earth” theory.[5]

Swan is the author and co-author with William Stapp of the first college textbook on environmental education.[6]

In 2004, while working for ESPNOutdoors, he began writing about game wardens.[7] This led him to be invited by California game wardens to produce a documentary called “Endangered Species: CA Fish and Game Wardens" [8] about the shortage of game wardens in California. As a result of the documentary, Swan became a Co-Executive Producer for the show “Wild Justice" on the Nat. Geo. Channel[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grosse Ile, MI - Wonder Well (Gone)". www.roadsideamerica.com. Retrieved 2018-04-16.
  2. ^ Swan, James (1970). "Response to Air Pollution - A Study of Attitudes and Coping Strategies of High School Youths". Environment and Behavior. 2 (2): 127–152. doi:10.1177/001391657000200201.
  3. ^ "Planning Under Way For First Environmental Teach-in | Ann Arbor District Library". aadl.org. Retrieved 2018-04-16.
  4. ^ "James Swan – Environmental Education Research". eerjournal.wordpress.com. Retrieved 2018-04-16.
  5. ^ Course overview for EPS281r https://courses.seas.harvard.edu/climate/eli/Courses/EPS281r/Sources/Gaia/Gaia-hypothesis-wikipedia.pdf
  6. ^ M.A.F (1975/ed). "Environmental Education, Edited by James A. Swan & William B. Stapp. Halsted Press Division of John Wiley & Sons, New York, London, Sydney, Toronto: 349 pp., numerous figures and tables, 23.4 × 15.8 × 2.5 cm, £8.00, 1974". Environmental Conservation. 2 (4): 317. doi:10.1017/S0376892900002022. ISSN 1469-4387. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  7. ^ "James Swan: The game warden is an endangered species". ESPN.com. 2006-05-16. Retrieved 2018-04-16.
  8. ^ Swan, James A. (2009-01-17), Endangered Species: California Fish and Game Wardens, Jameson Parker, retrieved 2018-04-16
  9. ^ "James A. Swan". IMDb. Retrieved 2018-04-16.

External links[edit]

James A Swan on IMDB