Director of Secondary Programs; MAST Grant
Specialty: Secondary/Middle Level Programs
Office: Curriculum lab, by appointment
Upon graduation from Cedar Cliff High School in 1966, Doug entered West Chester State College, graduating with a B. S. Ed. in Comprehensive Science in 1970. From 1971 to 1974 he taught ninth grade Earth and Space Science in the Upper Merion Area School District. In 1973 he completed a M. S. Ed. in Earth and Space Science at West Chester. After moving to Elverson, PA, where he still lives today, Doug taught various science subjects in the Twin Valley School District, from 1974 to 2004. His first assignment was teaching seventh grade Life Science and eighth grade Physical Science in the junior high school. This was followed with an assignment teaching chemistry to high school juniors for eight years. In 1991, he opted to teach eighth grade Physical Science in the newly opened Middle School. During the ten summers of this middle school experience, Doug worked with the Penn State Science and Energy Camps which provided Boy Scouts with an opportunity to earn science and technology merit badges in a summer camp setting. By 2000, he had completed a M. S. Ed. in Classroom Technology from Wilkes University. From 2001 until 2004, he was a member of a team of teachers who developed and introduced physics to the ninth grade in a program called Freshman Physics. This program incorporated a modeling approach that was adapted from the Modeling Physics research that originated at Arizona State University.
In 2004, Doug retired from public school teaching to complete his doctorate in Educational Leadership from Immaculata University. He continued to return to Twin Valley as a substitute teacher for the next three years. In 2006, he accepted an adjunct position to serve as a supervisor of student teachers at Eastern University. Since then he has taught various courses in the Loeb School of Education including INST 150 - Introduction to Faith, Reason, and Justice, EDU 200 - Social and Philosophical Foundations of Modern Education, EDU 371/571 - Teaching Math, Science, and Health, and EDU 409 - Seminar in Secondary Education. In August, 2010, he accepted the full time position as Senior Lecturer in the Loeb School of Education. In addition to teaching, his responsibilities include Director of Secondary and Middle Level Education as well as MAST Grant Director. The MAST Grant is awarded by the Pennsylvania Department of Education for the purpose of enabling teachers in the School District of Philadelphia to obtain certification and highly qualified status in mathematics, science, and special education.
Doug and his wife Donna, who has taught World Geography classes at Eastern since 2000, have been very happily married for 37 years. They have raised four sons, all married, three of whom are teachers in the public school system and one who is an engineer. A five year old granddaughter and a three year old grandson who come for visits and sleepovers are a blessing.