Douglas Geiger


Douglas GeigerDouglas Geiger, Ph.D.

Areas of expertise:  Residence life, business operations, student conduct, student engagement and activities, diversity and inclusion, and Greek life.

Dr. Douglas Geiger has worked as a senior administrator in higher education for the past 25 years.  He currently works at The University of Chicago as the Director of Student Affairs at the Harris School of Public Policy. Doug also serves as an adjunct faculty member in the higher education administration program at Loyola University of Chicago.  Prior to relocating back to Chicago in 2015, Doug lived in the New York City metropolitan area for three and a half years.  During that time, he served in vice president and associate vice president roles at Manhattanville College and St. John’s University.  He also served as an adjunct faculty member in the graduate school at Stony Brook University. While in New York, Doug served as a board member for both the Westchester County LGBT Advisory Board and GOAL (Giving Opportunities and Access to Learning).

Prior to moving to New York, Doug lived and worked in Chicago for 17 years.  During that time, he served as the Dean of Students at Illinois Institute of Technology.  He has also served as a previous board member with Youth Outreach Services (2008-2010).  Doug rejoined the YOS board in 2015. Doug holds a Ph.D. from Loyola University Chicago.  He obtained his MA from Michigan State University and his BA from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.  Doug and his husband, Erik Decker, reside in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood.