Doug Berry, Ph.D., has served the Maricopa County Community College District since 2005. Prior to coming to Phoenix College, Dr. Berry served as the Dean of Academic Affairs at Paradise Valley Community College (PVCC). In this role, he provided leadership for Transformation, HLC Accreditation, Career and Technical Education Programs as well as general education instruction. Additionally, he oversaw the Early College Programs Office and the Learning Success Center.
Dr. Johnson, president of Phoenix College, stated, "Dr. Doug Berry has an extensive background in academic affairs as a distinguished faculty member and senior leader. His expertise in student learning outcomes and assessment, institutional research, and HLC reaffirmation are most impressive. Additionally, Doug has advance training in emotional intelligence and team cohesion. His passion for student success and ability to build successful teams is a most critical characteristic. I look forward to Doug's leadership at Phoenix College, as he works closely with faculty and staff to increase student success outcomes."
Dr. Berry also has numerous years of classroom teaching experience as appointive residential faculty and adjunct faculty in the field of Psychology. Recently, 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.
He 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. Dr. Berry is originally from Dayton, Ohio and lives in the North Valley with his wife and two boys.