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James Norman Skeen

James Norman Skeen, museum planner, corporate executive. Member Torrey Botanical.


  • Skeen, James Norman was born on February 23, 1942 in Knoxville, Tennessee, United States. Son of William Hugh and Betty Ruth (Simmons) Skeen.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Maryville College, 1964. Master of Science, University Georgia, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy, 1969.


    • Assistant professor biology Atlanta Baptist College, 1969-1970, acting chairman biology, 1970-1971. Temporary instructor biology Brenau College, 1972. Ecologist Fernbank Science Center, Atlanta, 1972-1985.

      Associate director Fernbank, Inc., since 1985. Adjunct associate professor biology Emory University, since 1978. Board science advisors Marshall Forest, Rome, Georgia Georgia Department Education grantee, 1974.

      Department Energy grantee, 1978-1979. National Science Foundation grantee, 1980.


    Member Torrey Botanical.


    • Married Marianne Louise Jefferson, February 5, 1966.
    • father: William Hugh Skeen
    • mother: Betty Ruth (Simmons) Skeen
    • spouse: Marianne Louise Jefferson
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    Born February 23, 1942
    (age 75)