Davis, James E.

Dr. James E. Davis taught high school history and English for nine years before obtaining his PhD in 1971 and becoming a professor of History and Geography at Illinois College in Jacksonville, where he taught until his retirement in 2011. During his half-century of teaching, Dr. Davis was witness to many of the changes in American education and historiography that occurred during the latter half of the 20th century and the start of the new millennium. He has also published three books about life on the American frontier: Frontier America, Dreams to Dust, and Frontier Illinois