Doug Nickel
Biology Advisor • (he/him/his)

Doug settled in Boulder in January 2012 by way of Lawrence, Kansas, where he worked as an advisor at the University of Kansas. He graduated from Kansas State University in 1993 with a Master’s in Political Science, followed by two years of Peace Corps service in Hungary where he taught English at a small secondary school. (He can still confidently order Gulyásleves or Gombás kosárka at a restaurant in case of emergency.)  

Doug has been involved in education throughout his career and has a deep interest in helping students achieve their personal and academic goals. He taught political science and communication studies courses at Baker University in Baldwin City, Kansas and also worked on grant-funded educational research projects in northeast Kansas public schools.

Although a transplant to Colorado, Doug greatly appreciates the outdoor lifestyle Boulder offers – particularly opportunities for biking and trail running – and in his spare time enjoys Argentine tango and playing the guitar.