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.
Since 1986, Jimmy Kagan has been the Director of the Oregon Biodiversity Information Center (previously called the Oregon Natural Heritage Information Center) where he oversees 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.