Professor Timothy J. Farnham

Tim Farnham believes in the importance of interdisciplinary study to build a broad understanding of environmental issues and foster creative and practical solutions to real world problems. He holds an M.S. in Forest Ecology and Management from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in Environmental Studies from Yale University. His scholarly interests focus on environmental values and how humans have perceived their place in the natural world throughout history. Most recently, he was Associate Professor and Director of the Undergraduate Program in Environmental Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Education

  • B.A. Williams College
  • M.S. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Ph.D. Yale University

Recent Publications

  • P. J. Drohan and T. J. Farnham. "Protecting Life's Foundation: A Proposal for Recognizing Rare and Threatened Soils," Soil Sci Soc Am J. 2006 70: 2086-2096.
  • Farnham, Timothy J. and Stephen R. Kellert. 2002. "Building the Bridge: Connecting Science, Religion, and Spirituality with the Natural World" in Kellert, Stephen R. and Timothy J. Farnham, eds. The Good in Nature and Humanity: Connecting Science, Religion, and Spirituality with the Natural World. Washington, D.C.: Island Press.
  • Kellert, Stephen R. and Timothy J. Farnham, eds. 2002. The Good in Nature and Humanity: Connecting Science, Religion, and Spirituality with the Natural World. Washington, D.C.: Island Press.
  • Farnham, Timothy J. 1995. "Forest Service Budget Requests and Appropriations in the Post-NFMA Era: What Do Analyses of Trends Reveal?" Policy Studies Journal. 23 (2), 253-267.
  • Farnham, Timothy J. and Paul Mohai. 1995. "National Forest Timber Management over the Past Decade: A Change in Emphasis for the Forest Service?" Policy Studies Journal. 23 (2) 268-280.
  • Farnham, Timothy J., Cameron Proffitt Taylor, and Will Callaway. 1995. "A Shift in Values: Non-Commodity Resource Management and the Forest Service." Policy Studies Journal. 23 (2) 281-295.

Presentations

  • "Preserving Our National Heritage: Bierstadt's Yosemite and Ours." Presented at the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT. November 20, 2002.
  • "Contemporary American Landscape Photography and the Environment." Member of a panel discussion on the works of Emmet Gowin, Robert Adams, and Louis Baltz, at the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT. May 2, 2002.
  • "The Concept of Biological Diversity." Presented at the 2002 Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies Doctoral Research Conference, New Haven, CT. January 30, 2002.
  • "Forest Service Budget Requests and Appropriations in the Post-NFMA Era: What Do Analyses of Trends Reveal?" Presented at the Human Resources Working Group Session, 1993 Society of American Foresters Convention, Indianapolis, IN. November 8, 1993.
  • "Commodity and Non-Commodity Management of the National Forests: Has the Emphasis Changed?" Presented at the Human Resources Working Group Session, 1993 Society of American Foresters Convention, Indianapolis, IN. November 8, 1993.

Academic Awards and Fellowships

  • Teresa Heinz Scholar for Environmental Research, 2000-2001
  • G. Evelyn Hutchinson Fellowship, Yale University, 1998-1999
  • The Stanley Cain Award, University of Michigan ,1993
  • The Donald Matthews Award, University of Michigan, 1993
  • Alvan Macauley Scholarship, University of Michigan, 1992