Doug writes Lofty Ambitions blog with his wife, Anna Leahy. Anna and Doug are working on a book based on their lifelong interests in space exploration and their journeys to watch the last space shuttle launches in person.
Doug is currently working on two book projects. The Chief and the Gadget, his novel-in-progress, is a cross-country spy thriller set during the Manhattan Project. With mathematician Daniele Struppa, he is also co-editing Intertwingled: The Work and Influence of Ted Nelson, based on the conference he coordinated this past spring.
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 to develop a collection of NASA artifacts and documents and a traveling exhibit and presentation based on this collection.