Prof. Valentine Udoh James

Prof. Valentine Udoh James

Department of Biology & Geosciences

College of Arts, Education, and Sciences

Clarion University of Pennsylvania, USA

Professor of Environmental Management and Planning



1984 Ph.D., Urban and Regional Science, Texas A & M University, USA

1981 M.A., Environmental Science, Governors State University, USA

1979 B.S., Biology, Tusculum College, USA

Publications (Selected)

Books, Book Chapters, Dissertation

  1. James, Valentine U. and James Etim (eds.) (2009) Educational Reform in Africa: Essays on Curriculum, Libraries, Counseling, and Grade Levels.  The Edwin Mellen Press, Lewistown, New York.
  2. James, Valentine, Maurice Mongkuo, Carolyn Jewell (Guest Editors) Special Issue of Global Development Studies. Winter 2007 - Summer 2008. Vol. 5, Numbers 1-2.
  3. James, Valentine U., (2005).  Foreword to the book: Business and Economic Development in Emerging Markets: A Collection of Essays. By Rock-Antoine Mehanna published by the Middle East Law Journal distributed by Levant Distributors (2006).
  4. James, Valentine U., James Etim, Melanie Marshall James, and Ambe Njoh (eds.).  2000. Black Women Writers Across Cultures: An Analysis of Their Contributions.
  5. International Scholars Publications and University Press of America.  Bethesda, MD.
  6. James, Valentine U., (ed.) 1999.Sustainable Development in Africa: Prospects for the Twenty-first Century. International Scholars Publications, Bethesda, MD.
  7. James, Valentine U. & James Etim (eds.). 1999.The Feminization of Development Processes in Africa: Current and Future Perspectives. Praeger Publishers (Greenwood Publishing Group): Westport, CT.
  8. James, Valentine U. (ed.). 1998.Capacity Building in Developing Countries: Human and Environmental Dimensions.  Praeger Publishers (Greenwood Publishing Group): Westport, CT.
  9. James, Valentine U. 1996. Conservation Policies in West-Africa: A Study of Southeastern Nigeria.International Scholars Publications: Bethesda, MD.
  10. James, Valentine U. (ed.). 1996. Sustainable Development in Third World Countries:  Applied and Theoretical Perspectives.  Praeger Publishers (Greenwood Publishing Group): Westport, CT.
  11. James, Valentine U. (ed.). 1995.Women and Sustainable Development in Africa.Praeger Publishers (Greenwood Publishing Group): Westport, CT.
  12. James, Valentine U. (ed.). 1994.Environmental and Economic Dilemmas of Developing Countries: Africa in the Twenty-first Century. Praeger Publishers (Greenwood Publishing Group): Westport, CT.
  13. James, Valentine U. 1993.Africa’s Ecology: Sustaining the Biological and Environmental Diversity of a Continent.  McFarland and Company Publishers: London.
  14. James, Valentine U. 1991. Resource Management in Developing Countries: Ecological and Economic Consequences in Africa. Bergin and Garvey Publishers (Greenwood Publishing Group): Westport, CT.
  15. James, Valentine U. (ed.) 1991.Urban and Rural Development in Third World Countries.  Problems of Population in Developing Countries. McFarland and Company Publishers: London.


  1. James, Valentine U. Winter 2007-Summer 2008.  “Minimizing Environmental Disasters through Sustainable Development Strategies: The African Example.” Global Development Studies. Vol. 5, Numbers 1-2.
  2. James, Valentine U. et al. 2003 “Sustainability Science and Engineering”: Research and Education Opportunities and the Emergence of a New Meta Discipline. Environmental Science and Technology. Vol. 37, No 23
  3. James, Valentine U., 2003. “Sustainable Development and Public Policy in Africa.”  Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa (JSDA).
  4. James, Valentine U., 2003. “Environmental Impact Assessment as Practiced in Developing Countries by USAID and the World Bank: Examples from Africa” Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa (JDSA).
  5. James, Valentine and Denis Osuagwu. 2003 “Political Education as Key to Sustainable Development in Africa: A Descriptive Reflection on Nigeria” Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa (JSDA).
  6. James, Valentine U. 1997."Operationalizing the Concepts of Sustainable Development in Africa."21st Century Policy Review: An American, Caribbean and African Forum. Fall/Winter 1997.
  7. James, Valentine U. 1997."Sustainability of Agriculture and Food Shortage: A Brief Analysis of the African Condition." 21st Century Policy Review: An American, Caribbean and African Forum.  Fall/Winter 1997.
  8. James, Valentine U. 1994."Sustainable Development in Africa." 21st Century Policy Review: An American, Caribbean and African Forum. December.
  9. James, Valentine U. and Nwomonoh, J. 1992. "Urban Development in West Africa." The African Review: A Journal of African Politics, Development and International Affairs. Vol. 18, (Dec.)
  10. James, Valentine U. 1991. "The Future of African Resources." Journal of Third World in Perspective. Vol. 1 (1).

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