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James E. Doan, Ph.D.

James Doan

NSU's Halmos College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Humanities and Politics

Honors Courses

  • HONR 1000N Genetics and Genealogy
  • LITR 2030H World Literature I Honors

Honors Engagement

  • Served on Honors Faculty Coordinating Committee
  • Given workshops on the Honors College and courses
  • Sponsored students for honors-related events

Research Focus

  • Folklore and Mythology
  • Irish Language and Literature
  • Family History and Genealogy
  • English Language and British Literature
  • Art History
  • World Literature


  • Ph.D., Harvard University
  • M.A., University of California at Los Angeles
  • M.A., Harvard University
  • B.A., University of California at Santa Cruz

James Doan has taught and co-developed honors courses such as Art and Society and Genetics and Genealogy. Doan has served as a member of the Honors Faculty Coordinating Committee for many years, has given workshops on the Honors College and courses, and sponsored students for honors-related events, such as Florida Grand Opera and the theatre. He developed and chaired a faculty lecture series at the university from 2006 to 2017. His research interests include the legend of King Arthur; late Renaissance English drama; Irish and Celtic literature; the figure of the vampire in myth, legend, and film; and the supernatural in general.

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