Jim was born in Louisville, Ky., and came to Princeton from Fern Creek High School, where he was valedictorian. At Princeton he majored in psychology and was a member of the Woodrow Wilson Society, rooming most years with Joel Raynor.
In 1970 Jim earned a doctorate in clinical and community psychology from Duke University. His first position was with Boston University’s Human Relations Laboratory, where he eventually served as associate director and adjunct professor of psychology. From there, Jim went on to serve as executive director of drug and alcohol/community health agencies in both Ohio and California, devoting three decades to attending to the difficulties faced by the poor.
Jim was a gentle spirit, writing poetry and playing guitar, and having a beautiful singing voice. He enjoyed a deep connection to nature throughout his life, having fished and hunted since his youth.
Jim and Christina enjoyed 30 years together. The class offers its sympathy to her; his daughter, Mollie, from his first marriage; and his sister, Nancy.