Douglas R. Hazlett, Ph.D.
Professor of Education, Department Chair
Academic Center 239
Dr. Doug Hazlett received his Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from Kent State University and M.Ed. and B.M. degrees from Westminster College. Hazlett is also an adjunct professor with the Butler County Community College at Lindenpointe and has served as an adjunct in the graduate programs at Gannon University and Edinboro University and undergraduate program at Westminster College.
During the 1980s, Hazlett was a high school music instructor in Ohio where his bands consistently competed in state marching and state concert band finals including receiving perfect scores his final year of teaching at state concert band finals. Hazlett’s music students went on to be award-winning band directors themselves as well as receive music scholarships and perform with world champion drum corps. During this time, Hazlett was also an adjunct music instructor for percussion studies at Westminster College, as well as a contest judge for the Ohio Music Education Association.
Hazlett’s career continued as an assistant high school principal, middle school principal, curriculum director and assistant superintendent. He has received recognition as a Pennsylvania Department of Education Distinguished Educator and recipient of PASCD’s 2001 State Supervision and Curriculum Development Award. Hazlett has presented at the National Staff Development Conference, Pennsylvania Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development State Conference, and the Pennsylvania State Title I Conference. He successfully completed training as a facilitator for the Pennsylvania Inspired Leadership Grow and Support training for school administrators. Through a contract with the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Hazlett mentors first-year principals in the region. Hazlett is a published author and serves as a manuscript reviewer for Pennsylvania Educational Leadership and Pennsylvania Teacher Educator.
Hazlett is active on campus and serves on many committees. His community service has included serving on the Shenango Valley Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Mercer County Children and Youth Services Advisory Board, Sharon Regional Hospital Behavioral Health Services Advisory Board, Sharpsville/South Pymatuning/Clark Community Affairs Committee, Mercer County Career Center Board and others. Currently, Hazlett is serving as a member of the West Middlesex Area School District School Board, Butler County Community College Advisory Boards (Butler and LindenPointe Campuses) and the United Way of Mercer County Board of Directors.