Jim Doyle

Publisher, Editor (JMS) and Executive Editor

James A. Doyle, PhD (University of Saskatchewan), is a full professor at Roane State Community College, Harriman, Tennessee. Beginning in the 1990s, Doyle was one of the first in the psychology program to embrace distance learning and internet technologies to enhance his psychology courses. For the past several years he has been a liaison between the Social Science Division and Roane State’s Center for Teaching Arts and Technology (CTAT).

Along with his Roane State responsibilities, Doyle’s extra curricular work in gender/men’s studies began in the early 1970s when he co-authored an attitudinal scale dealing with men’s roles, The Attitudes toward Male Role Scale (AMRS). Doyle wrote one of the first college-level interdisciplinary textbooks dealing with men issues and masculinities, The Male Experience, which went through four editions and a second textbook, Sex and Gender, which went through three editions. Doyle founded and edited The Men’s Studies Review (1985-1991), an official publication for the National Organization for Men against Sexism. With Sam Femiano, Doyle organized the first men’s studies conference held at Chatham College (Pittsburgh, PA, 1988). In 1992, Doyle and several colleagues founded the American Men’s Studies Association (AMSA), which has grown into the leading men’s studies organizations representing various academic perspectives in the study of men’s issues and masculinities. Doyle lives with his partner, Nan Hope-Doyle on a farm in east Tennessee.