Doug founded the APS Preconference Institute on the Teaching of Psychology in 1994, as well as the APS Preconference Institute on the Teaching of Psychological Science at the first APS International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS) in 2015. He continues to organize that event at ICPS. In 2018, he founded the Biennial International Seminar on the Teaching of Psychological Science (BISTOPS), which meets in Paris. He was also the founding chairman of the Steering Committee for the APS Fund for the Teaching and Public Understanding of Psychological Science. In 2013, he stepped down after 30 years as chairman of the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology. His teaching awards include the University of Illinois Psychology Graduate Student Association Teaching Award, the University of Illinois Psi Chi award for excellence in undergraduate teaching, the Illinois Psychology Department's Mabel Kirkpatrick Hohenboken Teaching Award, and the APA Distinguished Teaching in Psychology Award. He is a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, and he has co-authored textbooks in Introductory Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Criminal Behavior, and Progressive Relaxation Training and co-edited books in Applied and Developmental Psychology. He has also contributed chapters to Teaching introductory psychology: Theory and practice (edited by Robert J. Sternberg, 1997), The teaching of psychology: Essays in honor of Wilbert J. McKeachie and Charles L. Brewer (edited by William Buskist and Stephen Davis, 2002), and (with Sandra Goss Lucas) The compleat academic: A career guide, (edited by Henry Roediger, John Darley, & Mark Zanna, 2002). With Sandra Goss Lucas, he wrote Teaching Psychology: A Step by Step Guide, now in its third edition with co-authors Sue Frantz and Stephen Chew. With E. Leslie Cameron, he wrote Illustrating concepts and phenomena in psychology: A teacher-friendly compendium of examples. He occasionally offers workshops on teaching techniques and on textbook-writing for prospective authors, and as a hobby he collects student excuses.