Doug Berry, Ph.D., has served the Maricopa County Community College District since 2005. In his current leadership position, as the Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs and the Accreditation Liaison Officer, he oversees 17 Academic Departments as well as the Academic Support Services. Additionally, he is serving as the Project Administrator for the current Title V Grant, Closing Achievement Gaps Through Holistic Support, Work-Based Experiences, and Equity-Minded Practices, leading the college through its HLC Open Pathways Accreditation, and serving as a tri-chair for the Guided Pathways Initiative.
Prior to coming to Phoenix College, Dr. Berry served as 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 appointive 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.