Jameson W. Doig (Jim) received his BA from Dartmouth College, and MPA, MA and PhD degrees from Princeton. He joined the Princeton faculty in 1961 as assistant professor jointly in the Politics Department and the Woodrow Wilson School, was appointed full professor in 1970, and stayed at Princeton until retiring in 2004. During those decades, he served twice as Director of the Wilson School's Undergraduate Program and also as director of the undergraduate program in the Politics Department and as Politics Department chair. He was, for 15 years, Parliamentarian of the University faculty, and he was a member of the committees that created the University's Urban Planning Program and the joint degree program in Law and Public Affairs between the Woodrow  Wilson School and Yale Law School, as well as similar MPA-JD programs with Columbia and NYU Law Schools. He was founding director of the Mamdouha Bobst Center for Peace and Justice in the Politics Department, and founding director of the University's Guggenheim Summer Internship Program (Princeton-Columbia-Barnard).

Much of his research and writing has focused on transportation politics, and he is the author or co-author of four books in the field. He has also written on leadership in the federal government, on issues of water rights and pollution along the US-Canadian border, and on problems of constitutional law in Canada. His research has been supported by grants from the Sloane Foundation, the Lavanburg Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, one of the Guggenheim Foundations, and the Government of Canada.

 After retiring from the Princeton faculty in 2004, he was appointed Visiting Scholar at Princeton, and in 2008 he was named Research Professor in Government at Dartmouth College, a position he now holds. At Dartmouth he has taught in the fields of comparative federalism and gender studies, and he has been a Fellow of the Gender Research Institute at Dartmouth. In recent years, he has also been Commissioner of the Connecticut River Joint Commissions (NH/VT), and Consultant to NY City Department of Investigation.

He has received the Herbert Kaufman Award (American Political Science Association), 1989; the Abbott Payson Usher Prize (Society for the History of Technology), 1995; the Aaron Wildavsky Award (Policy Studies Organization), 1997; the Abel Wolman Award (Public Works Historical Society), 2002.; the Stanley Kelley Teaching Award, Department of Politics, 2004; and the Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni teaching award, 2004.