I joined Ursinus College in September 2018. As one of the Assistant Directors of Admission, I am lucky enough to work with students and families throughout the entirety of the admissions process. I currently work with students from New Jersey (Central and South) and Pennsylvania (Chester, Philadelphia and Lehigh counties, and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton area).
Getting to know Doug
- Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
- Hobbies: Drinking and reviewing coffee, crafting, Jiu Jitsu
- Major(s)/minor(s) in college: Psychology
- Favorite book or podcast: Delivering Happiness
Tip for the college search:
Visit different types of colleges! Get a feel for what your likes and dislikes are. Visit a big school, a small school, a school in the city, a school in a rural area, so on and so forth. This is going to be the place you call home, make sure if feels like it.
Ursinus is a great place for:
Getting involved and doing more than you thought was possible. Ursinus does an exceptional job of getting students exposed to real, professional experience. Whether it is, an internship, a study abroad trip, research, or even all three! We want to make sure by the time you graduate, you have the confidence and experience to excel at your next endeavor.
Prior to joining the team at Ursinus, I was fortunate enough to gain a plethora of higher education experience. I was lucky enough to work for schools that were my alma mater, as well as schools that were on the other side of the country. I was born and raised in Philadelphia, and attended Father Judge High School where I graduated from in 2007. I attended Holy Family University where I received my Bachelors in Psychology and truly fell in love with the family aspect of the University. During my time as an undergrad I was; a tour guide, student government class president, and even a founder of our men’s rugby team. I learned so many valuable lessons during my time there, and I truly believe that is why I love Ursinus. Ursinus provides our students with opportunities that can be hard to come by at other schools. We introduce students to vital members of our campus as early as their freshman year. We also ask our students the tough questions through our core curriculum. We encourage our students to become more than they think they are. Become a mover and shaker of your generation, do not just go through the motions. Our students are heavily involved in everything from research to athletics to the performing arts. My favorite aspect about Ursinus is how our students thrive off of each other. Each student is supportive of the next, and they push each other to become more than what they think is possible. I encourage you to come visit campus and feel the spirit of Ursinus!
Holy Family University ’12, B.A. Psychology