Dr. Douglas D. Knowlton

President (2004-12)

knowlton_douglas.jpgDr. Knowlton began his duties as the 21st President of Dakota State University on January 5, 2004.

His BA degree is from the University of Denver-Phi Beta Kappa, his MA and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of North Dakota, and he did postdoctoral studies at Baylor College of Medicine in Texas. He is the former Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Minnesota, Crookston, where he served for six years. He held faculty positions at the University of North Dakota and the University of Minnesota, Crookston.

He served as the Director of the Child Evaluation and Treatment Program at UND’s Medical Center Rehabilitation Hospital for twelve years. For eleven years, he was a clinical psychologist in private practice with the Family Institute in Grand Forks, North Dakota. For ten years he served on the State Board of Technical Colleges and for three years on the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities board.

After serving as DSU's president for 8 years, Dr. Knowlton left the university to assume the role of Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs with Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System on Feb. 13, 2012.

Dr. Knowlton and his wife, Sharon, are both natives of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. They have two sons, Justin and Jordan.



Office of the President, 2006, http://www.departments.dsu.edu/presidentoffice/biography.htm