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Joe Sheldon

Photo of Joe SheldonHigh school St. Helens, Oregon; B.S. The College of Idaho (Biology); Ph.D. the University of Illinois (Entomology: Insect Ecology).

Thirty six years of college teaching at Eastern College and Messiah College, both in Pennsylvania. Summer teaching faculty of Au Sable Institute of Environmental science (1987-2007.) Received outstanding teaching awards at both Eastern and Messiah College. Received the Conservation Educator of the Year, Classroom Category, for the state of Pennsylvania in 1998.

Served as President of the American Entomological Society (1991-1997) and President of the American Scientific Affiliation (1998-1999). Listed in Who’s Who in American Men and Women in Science and Who’s Who in Theology and Science; Board Member of the Evangelical Environmental Network (2004-2007). Chairman of the Academic Committee of the Creation Care Study Program (2004-2007). Presented invited expert testimony on the Endangered Species Act for the House Committee on Resources (2004). Participant in the first Scientists-Evangelicals Retreat in 2006 at The Melhana Plantation, Thomasville, GA., sponsored by the Center for Health and the Global Environment, (Harvard Medical School) and the National Association of Evangelicals.

Author of numerous articles on insect ecology and also on science/religion focusing on stewardship of creation. Authored two books – Rediscovery of Creation: A Bibliographical Study of the Church’s Response to the Environmental Crisis, 1992, The American Theological Library Association ATLA Bibliography Series, No. 29 and The Scarecrow press, Inc; Redeeming Creation: The Biblical Basis for Environmental Stewardship, 1996. Inter Varsity Press, Co-authored with Van Dyke, Mahan, and Brand. 

Currently Senior Academic Adviser for Pacific Rim Institute for Environmental Stewardship; Board Secretary for Whidbey Island Theological Studies; Board member of Whidbey Audubon.

Retired to Whidbey Island, WA June 2007.