Dr. Doug Berry
Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Doug Berry, Ph.D., has worked in the Maricopa County Community College District since 2005. He previously served Paradise Valley Community College as the Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs responsible for planning, directing, evaluating, and providing oversight of the Academic Affairs division of the College.
Previously, Dr. Berry was the Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs and the Accreditation Liaison Officer at Phoenix College. There he oversaw 17 Academic Departments as well as the Academic Support Services. Additionally, he was the Project Administrator for the Title V Grant, Closing Achievement Gaps Through Holistic Support, Work-Based Experiences, and Equity-Minded Practices. He lead the college through its HLC Open Pathways Accreditation, and served as a tri-chair for the Guided Pathways Initiative. Prior to that, he was the Dean of Academic Affairs at Paradise Valley Community College. There he provided leadership for the Maricopa Transformation, HLC Accreditation, Career and Technical Education as well as general education instruction. Additionally, he oversaw the Early College Programs and the Learning Success Center.
Dr. Berry also has numerous years of classroom teaching experience as an appointed residential faculty and adjunct faculty in the field of Psychology. He was awarded the John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Award from the League for Innovation. He advocates for the “whole student” and supports efforts that promote student success, such as diverse and sustainable curricular and co-curricular programs, college-wide collaboration, and student-centered resources and services.
Dr. Berry earned his Ph.D. from Capella University in General Psychology with a research emphasis in Emotional Intelligence and Team Cohesion. His M.A. is in Sport and Exercise Psychology from Argosy University, and his B.A. is in Psychology from Olivet Nazarene University.