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James Moran

Meet Dr. James Moran, History professor and member of the Applied Communication, Leadership, and Culture program's Steering Committee

Dr. James Moran teaches courses in Canadian History, historiography, and the history of health, science and medicine. His academic work focuses on researching and publishing about the history of mental health, a topic he feels is as important today as it has been at any point in the past.

Dr. Moran is also a faculty member on the Steering Committee for the UPEI Program for Applied Communication, Leadership, and Culture. To this program he brings the skills that he’s developed in research, publishing, and written and oral communication, as well as a passion for teaching. He is the recipient of a UPEI Hessian Teaching award.

The ACLC program’s focus on improving students' communication and leadership skills is, in Dr. Moran’s opinion, one of its great strengths. He sees these as valuable life skills that, developed through a program like ACLC, will help UPEI graduates thrive professionally and socially. He also considers the emphasis placed by ACLC on the cultural contexts of learning as key to students' understanding of the complex world through which they will successfully navigate.

Dr. Moran’s publications include: Committed to the State Asylum: Insanity and Society in Nineteenth Century Quebec and Ontario (2000); with David Wright (eds.) Mental Health in Canadian Society: Historical Perspectives (2006); and with Leslie Topp and Jonathan Andrews (eds.) Madness, Architecture and the Built Environment: Psychiatric Spaces in Historical Context (2007).  His latest book, Madness on Trial: A Transatlantic History of English Civil Law and Lunacy, is scheduled for publication in 2018. 

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