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Paula J. Vaughan, M.H.

Humanities and Honors Instructor

Business and Social Sciences Division



Foothill campus
Office: Off campus
Office Hours:
Off Campus. Please email me any time. I'm happy to help and will respond within 24 hours.


Winter 2021: Online Asynchronous
HUMN3 World Myths in Literature, Arts, and Film
HUMN3H Honors World Myths in Literature, Arts, and Film

Course information:

All of my courses are taught asynchronously online through Canvas with no required Zoom meetings, proctored exams, or campus visits. Please check the Foothill College schedule each quarter for the most current course offerings.


I especially enjoy researching, writing, and teaching about the hero and heroine quests in literature and film; the initiatory links between myth, ritual, and fairy tales; and the role of the supernatural connecting culture, ancestry, and place.


As a mythologist, I am excited to be part of the Foothill College Humanities Department teaching interdisciplinary courses inspired by global narratives, most especially myths and fairy tales.

I am extremely passionate about sharing the ongoing relevance of myths and fairy tales, inspired by their reflection of the human experience and their ability to awaken, guide, heal, and connect humanity. Sharing stories is foundational to the humanities as a creative means by which we communicate and celebrate our individual and collective desire to be known.

I graduated summa cum laude from Oglethorpe University with a Bachelor of Arts, independently majoring in World Mythologies and Cultural Anthropology. I earned my Master of Humanities with distinction from Tiffin University, with a concentration in ethnic and multicultural studies.

I look forward to working with you, exploring humanity's storytelling genius.

Personal Quote:

There is only truth in a morning sung by wild birds.

Last update: 2021-11-17
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