B.A. Environmental Science and Botany, The Evergreen State College, 1973
B.S. Biology with teaching certificate, Portland State University, 1976
M.S. Botany and Plant Ecology, University of Oregon, 1980
Jimmy Kagan is the director of OSU staff at INR-Portland. Jimmy was the Director of the Oregon Biodiversity Information Center (previously called the Oregon Natural Heritage Information Center) from 1986 to 2020 where he oversaw botanical and ecologic inventories for Oregon. Jimmy also worked for The Nature Conservancy for several years as the staff ecologist and botanist. His research interests include biodiversity planning and management.