Dr. Edward Davenport

Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: John Jay College
Location: New York, New York, United States

Edward Davenport, Professor Emeritus at John Jay College, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Education for dedication, achievements, and leadership in English literature instruction.

Dr. Davenport has excelled as an English professor with the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, a part of the City University of New York, for over four decades. He has taught writing courses for the SEEK Department (Search for Education, Elevation and Knowledge), a New York State program at CUNY’s senior and comprehensive colleges designed to assist students who are both academically and financially disadvantaged, as well as literature courses for the English department.

In addition, Dr. Davenport has instructed more than 40 independent study courses in literature, including “Fantastic Fictions,” “Feminism and Literature,” “Russian Fiction in translation” and “Religion and Literature.” His special field is theory of literature, on which he has published more than a dozen articles and reviews, including the poetry book “Bridge Over Troubled Laughter.” Currently, he is composing book about surrealist fiction including examinations of Haruki Murakami, Salman Rushdie, Isabel Allende, Italo Calvino, and Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

Dr. Davenport earned his Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy in English literature from Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Before he became a professor, he was studying to become a Methodist minister and when he was in high school, he earned a local preacher’s license, conducting one service in Washington.

According to Dr. Davenport, his most notable achievement has been his two children. His daughter Katie is a director of science education for the Philadelphia public schools, while his son Jonathan is a software engineer and plays in the Perseverance Jazz Band. In the coming years he is hoping to complete the aforementioned book about surrealist fiction.

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