Doug writes Lofty Ambitions blog with his wife, Anna Leahy. Anna and Doug are working on a book called Generation Space: A Love Story, based on their lifelong interests in space exploration and their journeys to watch the last space shuttle launches in person.
Doug’s most recent book is Intertwingled: The Work and Influence of Ted Nelson, which he co-edited with mathematician Daniele Struppa. It’s based on a conference of computer visionaries that Doug organized at Chapman University. He’s also contributing to a guidebook for librarians who teach.
The Chief and the Gadget, Doug’s novel-in-progress, is a cross-country spy thriller set during the Manhattan Project.
Doug is the Sciences, Digital Humanities, and English Librarian at Chapman University in Orange, California. He is also the Curator of the Roger and Roberta Boisjoly Challenger Disaster Collection. He works with the university library’s archivist on a collection of NASA artifacts and documents and has developed a traveling exhibit and presentation based on this collection.