James McCommons is a veteran journalist, specializing in ecology, environmental and travel topics. He has written extensively for magazines, freelanced for major newspapers, and worked as a reporter and magazine editor. He is a tenured professor, teaching journalism and nature writing at Northern Michigan University in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

McCommons is the author of “Waiting on a Train: The Embattled Future of Passenger Rail Service”  a narrative, non-fiction book released November 2009 by Chelsea Green Publishing.  The Library Journal named “Waiting on a Train” one of the Best Books of 2009. The book also won a Silver Medal at Foreword’s Book of the Year Awards.

 He is currently at work on a new book:

Shooting Wildlife to Save It
George Shiras 3rd, Theodore Roosevelt and the Birth of Wildlife Photography