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STT = St. Thomas Campus,
St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

STX = Albert A. Sheen Campus,
St. Croix, US Virgin Islands

STJ = St. John Academic Center,
St. John, US Virgin Islands

Douglas, Eric D

Assistant Professor of Process Technology
College of Science and Mathematics




EC 201


Process Technology

Office Hours

Mon: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Tues: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Wed: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Thurs: 1:00pm- 4:00pm

Mr. Douglas completed his undergraduate degree in chemistry at the University of the Virgin Islands and his master’s degree in chemical engineering at Auburn University. Mr. Douglas’s education at the graduate level was focused on chemical process design, math modeling and computer simulation. His engineering experience includes seven years with Dow Chemical, three years with Hess Oil Virgin Islands Corp. (HOVIC, now HOVENSA), two years with the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) and twelve years with Maguire Group Inc.  His teaching experience covers 12 years including six years as a part-time faculty member and six years as a full-time faculty member (Program Coordinator/Visiting Lecturer) on the St. Croix Campus of the University of the Virgin Islands.  He is a registered Professional Engineer in the Virgin Islands.

Mr. Douglas joined Maguire in 1996 as a Senior Project Manager and the Virgin Islands Location Manager. Mr. Douglas has helped expand the commitment of Maguire to its USVI clients and projects.  Responsibilities included administration of the Virgin Islands office, marketing of engineering services provided by Maguire, application of environmental permits (CZM, Air Permits, TPDES, Terminal License, Earth Change), proposal and technical report writing, and managing an assortment of projects including solid waste management, landfill design and operations, demolition of buildings, marine facilities design and construction, flood control design, and water systems design.

As Program Coordinator/Visiting Lecturer for Process Technology Program, Mr. Douglas manages the A.A.S. degree program in Process Technology at the University of the Virgin Islands. The program prepares students for employment as operations technicians in the process industry such as the HOVENSA Oil Refinery. The process industry includes oil production and refining, chemical manufacturing, pharmaceutical manufacturing, power generation, utilities, wastewater treatment facilities maintenance and food processing. He teaches “Introduction to Process Technology” course and “Industrial Processes”. Topics covered include a wide range of technical subjects on pumps, steam turbines, furnaces, boilers, heat exchangers, distillation towers, compressors, valves, piping, storage tanks, instrumentation and control, as well as the various processing units in an oil refinery.