About Willamette University

David A. Douglass
  • David A. Douglass
  • Dean of Campus Life
  • Oversees Athletics, Bishop Wellness Center, Career Services, Community Outreach, Multicultural Affairs, Student Academic Grants and Awards, Student Activities and Residence Life
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David A. Douglass

David Douglass, dean of campus life, was hired at Willamette in 1990 as an assistant professor of Rhetoric and Media Studies in the College of Liberal Arts. He came to Willamette from The Pennsylvania State University, where he completed his doctorate and taught in the Department of Communication Arts and Sciences and the Developmental Year program. He was promoted to associate professor in 1997, and to professor in 2002. In 2002, he was appointed associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts, a position he held for eight years. In the fall 2008, he was appointed dean of campus life; however, his transition into this position was delayed during the 2009–10 academic year in which he served as interim dean of the College of Liberal Arts. As dean of campus life, Douglass has administrative oversight for all Campus Life offices (athletics, career services, community outreach program, counseling, health center, disabilities, intramurals, multicultural affairs, residence life and student activities). He holds a BA and MA from California State University, Fresno, and a PhD from The Pennsylvania State University.