Dr. Douglas Hersh
Dean of Educational Programs at Santa Barbara City College, Dr. Doug Hersh oversees a number of programs including the School of Media Arts, Distance Education, Exhibit and Display Design and Classroom Technology. Prior to acting as Dean at SBCC, Dr. Hersh was Dean for the International Academy of Film and Television. Doug has a background in film and television, having worked as a cinematographer, director and producer for television commercials and documentary films. After triple-majoring at Yale University, Doug was a roustabout and roughneck on an offshore oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. He also earned a masters and doctoral degree in education and has developed several technical innovations for higher education including the open-source human presence learning environment built on a basic Moodle engine that has been profiled in USA Today, Inside Higher Ed, TechEDge and other leading publications. An avid sailor, hang gliding pilot, woodworker and horticulturist, Doug’s true passion is invention.
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