Doug received his BA in Mathematics (1982) from The University of Chicago and his MS in the Computing and Information Sciences (1989) from Roosevelt University in Chicago. After a bit of an academic hiatus, which included working on education studies at the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago, Doug earned his MSW (2020) at Dominican University in River Forest, IL. During this time he interned for a year at the Social Impact Research group at Heartland Alliance, where they emphasized a Housing First approach. His experience there inspired him to continue down a research path, and he hopes to use that approach in studying housing models for the seriously mentally ill population. For fun, Doug participates in bike tours of many types and promotes non-automobile transportation.