James Buthman
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Political Science, Law & International Relations
Areas of Expertise

Public policy and American government with an emphasis on environmental and energy policy.

Ph.D., Northern Arizona University

James Buthman

Associate Professor of Political Science

Jim Buthman is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Hartwick College. He teaches an array of courses within the field of American politics and public policy with an emphasis on environmental and energy policy. Professor Buthman’s research examines the effect of public policy on energy and the environment.

Recent courses taught:

  • Environmental Law
  • Environmental Policy
  • Energy Policy
  • Public Policy
  • Public Administration
  • State and Local Government
  • Courts and Judicial Process
  • S. Government and Politics
  • Courage, Community and Nature Honors Mini-Seminar
  • Senior Thesis Methods
  • Senior Thesis Advising

Selected publications:

  • Buthman, James Douglas. 2015. Institutionalizing Renewable Electricity: The Long-term Potential for Policy Learning. Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences. 5, pp 526-536.

College service and professional affiliation:

  • Environment, Sustainability, and Society steering committee
  • Co-chair Environmental Science and Policy minor
  • Interdisciplinary Studies Committee
  • Independent Student Program Committee
  • Campus Wide Assessment Committee
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences

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