Elizabeth Douglas


Elizabeth Douglas (she/her) Assistant Dean, College of Arts and Sciences elizabeth.douglas1@valpo.edu 219.465.7968 SCH 13


B.A. – Miami University
J.D. – Capital University Law School


Born and raised in Valpo, Dean Douglas graduated from Valparaiso High School and attended Miami University, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in political science and a minor in sociology.  She attended Capital University Law School, where she graduated summa cum laude and earned her Juris Doctorate with a focus in federal appellate advocacy. 

Before joining the Communication Department in 2012, Dean Douglas worked as a federal appellate judicial clerk for the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and also practiced law primarily as a litigator in Columbus, Ohio.  In 2020, Dean Douglas took on the additional role of Assistant Dean for the College of Arts and Sciences, now splitting her time as both a faculty member as well as an administrator. Her areas of teaching interest include intellectual property, communication law, negotiation and conflict resolution, public speaking, and Internet communication.