STAFF & FACULTY DIRECTORY PROFILE
Doug Evans, Ed.D.
Phone: (510) 577-9100
Started at O'Dowd:
EdD in Catholic Educational Leadership, USF
MA in Pastoral Ministry, Masters of Theological Studies, Franciscan School of Theology, Berkeley
B.A., University of Oregon
My family is from the East coast (New Jersey and Connecticut). Raised mostly in Corvallis and Eugene Oregon. As a child we moved around a lot, having lived in LA, Oxford England and Nijmegen, Neatherlands.
Why I Teach:
To empower students to work for justice. Also, teenagers are incredibly fun to work with.
Most powerful teaching technique:
I am a big fan of building in as much individual and small group instruction as possible; ideally, staying as focused on each student's individual needs as possible.
I like creating opportunities for students to have that ""A-ha"" moment when it all makes sense. "
Why are the subjects you teach important?:
John 13:34, "I give you a new commandment, Love your neighbor as yourself, as I have loved you."
"In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends." Martin Luther King
Recommended visual media:
Doctor Who, Marvel Movies, Kim's Convenience, Community, 30 Rock, SNL, Ted Lasso, Watchman, That Damn Micheal Che, This Week with John Oliver and Late Night with Stephen Colbert.
I really enjoy unwinding by reading science fiction and fantasy novels. Most recently I finished reading Ben Aaronovitch's Rivers of London series and Genevieve Colman's Invisible Library series. Anything based in another culture interests me.
I enjoy historical graphic novels such as John Lewis's march series and Art Speigelman's Muas. Tattoos on the Heart by Greg Bolye is an amazing, inspirational read.
Hobbies or outside interests:
Hiking, biking, camping, stand-up-paddle barding, attending live comedy, exploring SF and Oakland, seeing local art, movies, and theater with my family.