Doug Irvine received his Bachelor’s in Social Sciences and Education, taught 6th grade for a year, and returned to join the first class of Sociology Master’s Degree students in the fall of 1969. Additional graduate work was done at Northeastern and Tufts Universities. He served as an Instructor/Assistant Professor of Sociology at Rhode Island College, then administered in a Junior College in Massachusetts. Returning to the Midwest, he continued in administration and occasionally taught as an adjunct in Sociology.
In 1984, he moved into college financial aid administration, a career that he continued in for over 25 years, and was very active in state and regional Financial Aid Associations, and served as President of the Indiana Student Financial Aid Association. He was in Washington, DC, planning a conference with financial aid colleagues and representatives from the U.S. Department of Education, when the Pentagon was attacked.
Retired in 2008, Doug still occasionally shows up at ISFAA conferences, has served on a scholarship program through the Lilly Endowment, and with his wife Janice, has endowed a scholarship in Sociology and a scholarship in Janice’s field, Education of the Blind and Visually Impaired.