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James Doyle

James Doyle
Office: LS213
Phone: (602) 787-6591
Fax: (602) 787-6675

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Biology from Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL
Master of Science (M.S.) in Botany from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Biology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Courses Taught

BIO181 - Major's Biology I
BIO182 - Major's Biology II
BIO205 - Microbiology
Courses taught at other institutions: General Biology, Botany, Zoology, Evolution, Ecology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology of the Gene, Cancer Biology, Medical Microbiology, Genetics, Statistics for Sciences, Plant Systematics, History of Biology, Developmental Genetics.

Biographical Information

Dr. Doyle was born in Illinois and traveled the next few years since his father was in the Air Force. He moved to Chicago at the age of five and remained there through high school. Dr. Doyle attended Boston College, but he left after a year, unsure of his career goals. During that time he went back to school part time at the Chicago Community Colleges, and then he completed his Bachelor of Science in Biology at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. He then attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he received his M.S. in botany. For his master's research, he studied the physiological ecology of water relations in Acer rubrum, the red maple. He continued on at Chapel Hill and received his Ph.D. analyzing the chemosystematics of the Opuntia humifusa complex. Opuntia humifusa and its relatives are species of prickly pear cactus that grow in the eastern United States

Dr. Doyle moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he taught at Aquinas College, a four-year liberal arts college in Grand Rapids. He also renewed his association with community colleges by teaching part-time at Grand Rapids Community College. While in Michigan, he taught a variety of courses, ranging from the ecological (ecology, evolution, botany, plant systematics) to the molecular (microbiology, genetics, cancer biology, and developmental genetics).

In 2005, Dr. Doyle moved to Phoenix and began teaching at PVCC. His hobbies incluse hiking, gardening, taking care of his menagerie (dogs, birds, fish, and Madagascar Hissing Roaches), puzzles of all sorts, and performing experiments on cheesecake-palate interactions.