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James E. Doan, Ph.D.

James Doan

College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Department of Literature and Modern Languages

Honors Courses
HONR 1000N Honors Seminar: Genetics and Genealogy

LITR 2030H World Literature I Honors

Honors Engagement

  • Served on Honors Faculty Coordinating Committee
  • Given workshops on the Honors program 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 program 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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