Areas of expertise:
Public policy and American government with an emphasis on environmental and energy policy.
Ph.D., Northern Arizona University
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:
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
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