Associate Professor and Chair, English
D.A., Idaho State University
M.A., Butler University
B.A., Butler University
Hired in 1988
Professor Doug Schaak earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in drama and literature from Butler University before continuing his studies at Idaho State University. Prior to coming to Multnomah, he taught high school English at Faith Academy in Mobile, Alabama, college English at Pillsbury College in Owatonna, Minnesota, and general studies at Trinity Christian School in American Falls, Idaho. Hired at Multnomah in 1988, Doug considers it a privilege to work at Multnomah alongside men and women of such wonderful, Christian character. He believes that Multnomah faculty and students form a strong body of Christ in Portland and the effect of their work is felt around the world. Teaching students who will soon be leaders is a challenge and an awesome responsibility for him.
Doug and his wife have three children: Hogan, Chloe, and Ethan. He is also the founder and former president of the Evergreen Curling Club and he considers curling the noblest of all sports.