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James Jewell

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Professor - History/Co-Division Chair
Primary Phone: (208) 769-3326

Division: Social & Behavioral Sciences

Department: History

Location: Coeur d' Alene Campus
Building: Lee Kildow Hall (LKH)
Room: 217A


Ph.D., West Virginia University, 19th Century US, especially Civil War

MA, Eastern Washington University, US History

BA, Eastern Washington University, History


Dr. Jewell, who holds degrees from Eastern Washington University (bachelors and masters) and West Virginia University (doctorate), arrived at North Idaho College in . . . well, it was a long time ago. He has taught or currently teaches:  HIST 102, HIST 111, HIST 112, HIST 208A and 208B, HIST 223, HIST 290, and INTR 250A.  Prior to coming to NIC he taught at five colleges or universities, split between the West and East coasts, but not the middle of the country (however, he is willing to do so:  "Has notes, will travel.").

Dr. Jewell is an active scholar, with a primary emphasis on military history. Through his more than two dozen published works he has focused on topics as wide ranging as the role played by Chinese immigrants in the Pacific Northwest economy in the late 1800s and early 1900s, contemporary Native American dance, the Civil War, the American West, WWI, WWII and the First Iraq War.

Finally about to surrender his NASCAR certified dad taxi license after 22 years of service he plans to stay in the slow lane and enjoy the ride.

His arch nemeses are multi lane roundabouts in foreign countries and long lines at drive through espresso stands (both of which must be eliminated from this earth).

Now on the down side of life’s sun dial, he plans to spend more time thinking about finding more time to do everything he has to do each day, and to finally find out how to get more than five hours of sleep per night.