Doug Baer

Doug Baer

Director of Leadership and Experiential Learning


Frostburg State University

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Always wanted to be a teacher. (I just had the wrong subject)
Became an RA in college.
Went on to Grad School while working as a residence hall director.
Worked all around the country in Residence Life and Student Affairs for universities.
Found a job in housing at Frostburg State University.
Continued working and mentoring student leaders in that area.
Applied and got a job as the Director for Leadership and Experiential Learning.
Traveled to 5 different continents challenging students to try something new and find new passion.
Keep following my journey

Education

High School
Bachelor
Truman State University
Graduate
Music, General
Truman State University

Career

Director of Leadership and Experiential Learning

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

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Education
Travel
Teaching / Mentoring

Day to Day

I have a lot of meetings to help determine the course of what leadership looks like on a college campus to college students. I teach a class on outdoor leadership because that is one of my passions. I have a few student meetings where I mentor students both academically and personally. I have at least one meeting for one of the student organizations that I advise, and then I try to develop one of the many programs that may be happening within the month, such as traveling to Dubai or Uganda.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Advising workshops, grant writing workshops, leadership conferences, civic engagement movements and a love for students.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Develop a good work ethic that you can have fun with. Create a fire around you that you excite others and you help them find their passion. Don't focus on yourself, but on those around you. Get to know as many student organizations as you can and become an advocate for all of them.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

graduate
Graduate
Student Affairs
doctorate
Doctorate
Educational Leadership and Administration, General

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

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?"