Douglas Harrison is an Associate Professor of English. He received is BA in English from the Pierre Laclede Honors College at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and a PhD in American literature and culture from Washington University in St. Louis, where his training focused on the psychology of American religious culture and experience. He teaches courses in early and antebellum American literature and culture as well as American Studies. His research on American fundamentalism and post-modern life earned the Library of Congress's Kluge Fellowship in Humanities and Social Science Research, and his work on the internet and the professoriate was recognized with the National Education Association's Award for Excellence in the Academy. Before JMU, Douglas was a faculty member at Florida Gulf Coast University, where he led the General Education Council, served as the Faculty Senate President and as a member of the university's Board of Trustees, and led initiatives on online course evaluation for Florida's Advisory Council of Faculty Senates.