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What do you enjoy most about being a Faculty Member?
Doug enjoys "interaction with the students...that is what I probably enjoy the most about on campus teaching."
What are some of your current projects?
Doug enjoys being retired after after 32 years in previous employment. Doug has been teaching at Park for 22 years as an adjunct professor.
What exciting things are currently happening in your department?
Doug says that Greg covered many of the topics but mentions that "always ongoing is looking at courses and how to improve them."
What is a little known fact about you?
Doug grew up in the military and lived around the world. Kansas City became his hometown 35 years ago. He met his wife in Lawrence and they have been married for 36 years. Doug worked in Gladstone's Public Safety office starting in 1974 as a patrol officer and fire fighter. He also held a pandemics license for 16 years. In 1989 he made Captain in Bureau Commands which includes Law Enforcement, Fire/EMS, Support Services. His last assignment was in Fire/EMS. Doug has also attended many academies including the FBI National Academy.
In addition to teaching online and at the Parkville Campus Doug trains Boy Scouts and drives his wife to dog shows where she competes and he finds, "the local brew pub". Doug received his Bachelor from Park and his Master's at UMKC. One thing he really likes about the Criminal Justice program at Park is that the faculty members came to Park with real world experience.