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Dr. Joana Owens
Associate Professor of Humanities
B.A., School of the Ozarks; M.A., Ph.D., Florida State University
Office: Council 129
Phone: 256-7942
email: jowens1@ju.edu​​
 
I grew up on the Gulf coast of Florida and held full-time faculty positions at colleges in Kansas and Alabama before arriving at Jacksonville  University in 2002.  I teach courses that cover a range of topics relating to American and Western European humanities from the seventeenth century to the present.  My research and teaching interests include film and the humanities, multiculturalism, and service-learning.  I have traveled abroad to a number of European countries and taught study abroad classes in England, and I enjoy bringing these experiences back into my teaching. I recently developed a new hybrid summer course (“Culture of New York”) which culminated in a one-week trip to New York City with my students.  I am always happy to meet with new students who may be interested in the Humanities program.​