Elizabeth Paderi Cheung
Phone: (818) 710-4427
Adjunct Professor Douglas Allen has over 15 years in the machining world. When he was in the US Navy he was machining parts on board the USS Germantown LSD-42. When he was honorably discharged he went to work in the movies studios. Douglas worked on such films as Dante’s Peak, Casper and Armageddon. After Armageddon he went back to school to further his education. He enrolled in a special program for machine shop. With experience he figured it would be a good skill to officially learn. After earning his certificate he got a job working at Air Flow Research. Starting off in the foundry and working his way up to Asst. Production Manager. It was at Fir Flow that he went back to school with a goal in mind to get his CNC Programmer degree, he did. He then it would be a good idea to transfer to a CSULA. He received his B.S. in Industrial Technology. Douglas then decided to leave Air Flow and go to work for the City of Simi. Douglas started teaching at Pierce in the spring of 2005; he immediately fell in love with environment. Douglas left the comfortable confines of the City and went to Northrop Grumman, Electronic Systems. He was a mechanical guy in an electronic world. Douglas went back to school at Gonzaga University and received his Masters in Organizational Leadership and a Certificate in Servant Leadership. Douglas’s current role at Northrop Grumman is Space System Test Engineer 2. He loves the world of space. He works on and supports testing of the scalable SSIRU’s. He teaches part time and works fulltime. He says “I love teaching and being around the students and I love working at Northrop.” Douglas is married and has a daughter at UCLA and a son in the 7th grade. He loves taking vacations with his family to Cabo and enjoys surfing. They travel as much as much as possible.