Director, Environmental Studies Program
Professor of Environmental Studies & History
Research Interests: American Environmental History, Wilderness, Radioactive Waste, Campus Sustainability, PCB Remediation
Dr. Jim Feldman is an environmental historian whose teaching and research interests include American and global environmental history, wilderness and National Park Service policy, radioactive waste policy and management, and campus sustainability. He has explored these subjects in two books: A Storied Wilderness: Rewilding the Apostle Islands and Nuclear Reactions: Documenting American Encounters with Nuclear Energy. He is currently an active member of the FORWAR+DS in Place project, in which he is exploring the history of the PCB cleanup in the Fox River. Dr. Feldman was a founding member of the UW Oshkosh Sustainability Initiative and a co-author of its first Campus Sustainability Plan. He chaired the Campus Sustainability Council for six years and currently coordinates the Signature Question for Sustainability in the University Studies Program. Dr. Feldman is a member of the strategic planning committee for SIRT, a leader of the SIRT Seminar Series, and part of the planning team for Earth Charter and Earth Week.