James Skillen

Biography

Dr. Skillen became Executive Director of the Center for Public Justice in 1981, a position he held up until he became president in September, 2000. In addition to editing the Center's quarterly Public Justice Report, Dr. Skillen has authored and edited numerous books and articles, including: A Covenant to Keep: Meditations on the Biblical Theme of Justice (2000), Recharging the American Experiment: Principled Pluralism for Genuine Civic Community (1994), The Scattered Voice: Christians at Odds in the Public Square (1990), and he was co-editor with Michelle Voll for Women and The Future of the Family (The 1998 Kuyper Lecture by Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, with respondents; Baker Books, 2000). Dr. Skillen received his B.A. from Wheaton College in philosophy and a B.D. from Westminster Theological Seminary. After graduate study in philosophy at the Free University of Amsterdam, he completed his M.A. and Ph.D. from Duke University, both in Political Science. He is married to Doreen Skillen, the Center administrator. They have two children Jeanene and James.