James Skee

Visiting Researcher

Director of Learning & Development, Nexustek
University of California, Berkeley
CSTMS Research Unit: Office for the History of Science and Technology, CSTMS
Affiliation period: February 2020 -
Advisor(s)Cathryn Carson
Degrees PhD, History of Science :: UC Berkeley (2016)
MA, History of Science :: UC Berkeley
BA, History :: University of Southern California

Previous Affiliation: January 2018 - April 2018

James D. Skee, PhD is the Director of Learning & Development at a national information technology services provider. His research and publication work focus on the history of operations research and the management sciences, consulting, and the commercial recreation industry; and has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation and the Social Science Research Council. James' dissertation research also received a Citation of Special Recognition for the Carter Manny Award Program from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. From 2011 to 2015, James was the Edward Teller Fellow in Science and National Security Studies at the United States Department of Energy.

James is currently working on his first book, By the Numbers: Harrison Price, Walt Disney, and how America’s Aviation Industry and Hollywood Changed the World of Business. The book describes the professional career of Harrison “Buzz” Price, an aeronautics engineer who became a management consultant for the commercial recreation industry, and his work with longtime client Walt Disney Studios.

last updated: October 5th, 2022