As the founder of UPD, Doug’s engagements have included large-scale management reform projects for a multitude of school systems, non-profit organizations, foundations and public sector agencies. Those projects range from a top-to-bottom restructuring of the Detroit Public Schools, to the process design of a workforce development database, to the establishment of policies and procedures for DC’s state education agency.

He is an expert in public sector change management and he has been involved in the implementation of several change initiatives including revamping the Baltimore City Public School System’s special education division, developing and implementing Hawaii’s educator evaluation system, and the reorganization of Baltimore’s Empowerment Zone.

Doug’s expertise was developed as an executive leader within local government agencies. Prior to starting UPD, he was the Chief of Staff of the Baltimore City Public Schools and the Deputy Commissioner of Baltimore Housing.

Doug received his B.A. in Politics from Princeton University and his Master of Public Policy from the University of California at Berkeley, Goldman School of Public Policy.