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Douglas DeWitt, PhD

My name is Doug DeWitt. In August 2007 I moved to Salisbury, Maryland where my wife and I both accepted faculty positions at Salisbury University. Prior to this, we lived in Fargo, ND for two years where I taught online full time and my wife completed her Ph.D. at North Dakota State University. Prior to this I served as the Superintendent of Schools in a small rural community (Nevis) in Northern Minnesota for two years and prior to that I lived in the Twin Cities are for almost seven years. I am a native of Iowa but was raised an Air Force brat so I have lived all over the world. My Dad retired in 1980 in Southern CA, so I spent 23 years in CA. I attended the University of Redlands (a small but prestigious liberal arts school about 60 miles east of LA) for my BA and MA and received my doctorate from the Claremont Graduate University in Education in 1993. I have been an educator my entire career. I have taught high school social studies and drama, coached several sports (including baseball--So Cal, Detroit, and St. Louis baseball fans-- and now Tampa Rays fans) will get a kick out of this...I was Troy Percival's JV baseball coach), and spent nine years as an administrator. In 1996 I moved to MN to become the principal of a large (by MN standards) suburban High School. I did that for four years and then made the jump to higher ed. I spent two years on that educational leadership faculty an MN State, Mankato and then spent a year doing independent consulting and teaching some on the side. I then made the jump to the Superintendency and enjoyed being "back in the saddle". Opportunities to teach full time have again changed the path of my career in a positive direction. I am excited to be on the faculty and about the opportunities that The University of Phoenix can provide to working professionals. I am married and have two sons, ages 18 and 20. I enjoy spending time with my family and watching my boys grow up way too fast. I enjoy theater, music and most sports. Lend me your sympathies, I am and have always been a diehard Vikings fan. One of these days we will win that elusive Super Bow!

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College of Doctoral Studies