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Doug Baer

Doug Baer

Frostburg State University

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Doug's work combines: Education, Travel, and Teaching / Mentoring

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Day In The Life

Director of Leadership and Experiential Learning

I plan and develop programs that work with developing student leaders.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Truman State University

  • Graduate Degree

    Music, General

    Truman State University

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be an Education Administrators, Postsecondary:

Graduate Degree: International Relations and Affairs

Doctorate: Educational Leadership and Administration, General

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life took a while to figure out

  • 1.

    Always wanted to be a teacher. (I just had the wrong subject)

  • 2.

    Became an RA in college.

  • 3.

    Went on to Grad School while working as a residence hall director.

  • 4.

    Worked all around the country in Residence Life and Student Affairs for universities.

  • 5.

    Found a job in housing at Frostburg State University.

  • 6.

    Continued working and mentoring student leaders in that area.

  • 7.

    Applied and got a job as the Director for Leadership and Experiential Learning.

  • 8.

    Traveled to 5 different continents challenging students to try something new and find new passion.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Family:

    You should get a job in science or math because that is the only way to be successful. What do you mean you work for a University? Are you a professor? Are you a professional babysitter?

  • How I responded:

    Stay true to your passions and keep trying new things that excite you. Don't let opportunities pass you by, be courageous and take on too much! You'll figure out how to manage the important stuff.