James Fridley

  • Professor
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  • James Fridley

    • Professor

    Research areas

    Forest engineering systems design; Interactive computer simulation

    B.S., Engineering, University of California, Davis
    M.S., Agricultural Engineering, Michigan State University
    Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington


    • ESRM 462/3/4 | Restoration Ecology Capstone (2,3,5) - Autumn, Winter, Summer
    • SEFS 503 | Current Issues in Restoration Ecology and Environmental Horticulture (1) - Autumn, Winter, Spring
    • SEFS 549 | Urban Horticulture Seminar (1) - Autumn

    Current Sponsored Projects

    • A US College Affordability Model
      The Interactive College Affordability Model has to date been implemented only as a prototype in MS-Excel and is limited in its coverage to sets of institutions in the state of Washington. This project aims to expand the model's scope of coverage beyond Washington and to begin implementation of the model in an online accessible form.
    • College Affordability 2
      The project aims to make our existing online college affordability model (affordability estimator?) more immediately useful for informing and aiding the work of state policy makers in all of the fifty states.

    Selected publications

    J.L. Fridley and R.E. Sharpe. 2016. Advancing Understanding of Affordability in Washington State: An Interactive Model Exploring Student Higher Education Financing. Journal of Education Finance 41(4): 473-486.  Link

    Gwen Ottinger, Richard Worthington, Warren Gold, Kern Ewing, James Fridley, and Rodney Pond. 2013. Interdisciplinary Community-Based Research with Disciplinary Expertise: Bridging Two (or More) Cultures in Undergraduate Projects. Currents in Teaching and Learning 5(1&2): 4-16.  Link