EPIC programs are overseen by a dedicated teaching staff with a wide range of engineering and teaching experience.

Mr. Havard

Doug Havard, Chair of Engineering
dhavard@fjuhsd.net, 714-626-4249

B.S. Aerospace Engineering, University of Southern California
M.S. Aerospace Engineering, North Carolina State University

Mr. Havard was born locally in Long Beach, California. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC) in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering. In addition to his primary focus on collegiate academic studies at USC, he served as the Secretary of the local Sigma Gamma Tau Aerospace Honor Society Chapter and was a part of the 1999 Men’s Track and Field Pacific-10 Conference and 2001 National Championship Teams while acting in the role of Team Manager/Director’s Assistant.

Following his undergraduate career, Mr. Havard received his commission from Air Force Officer Training School in 2003 as a Second Lieutenant. His first assignment was Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma as F-15/F-16 Propulsion Engineer working on F100-100, -200, -220, -229 and F119 fighter engine programs and as Structures Engineer for the B-52 Systems Program Office. Additionally, he served as the 327th Aircraft Sustainment Wing’s B-2 and B-52 Aircraft Battle Damage Repair Engineer. Mr. Havard’s second assignment to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) in 2006 satisfied his childhood dream of working at Cape Canaveral, Florida.

While stationed at CCAFS he served as Chief of Spacecraft Processing Facilities where he managed day-to-day launch processing of the IIR block of Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites, the Defense Satellite Program (DSP) constellation and a host of reconnaissance and experimental spacecraft. He also served as Flight Commander for the Patrick Air Force Base Honor Guard in which he led and performed military honors for an area covering over 20,000 square miles and 23 counties in the state of Florida. Mr. Havard’s active duty military service ended in 2007 when he returned to Southern California to take the job of Customer Development and Marketing Analyst for Northrop Grumman Space Technology (NGST) Sector’s Directed Energy Systems Division. In 2007, while working at Northrop Grumman, he completed his Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from North Carolina State University. Following a short stint at NGST Doug rediscovered his passion for teaching and was led to Vanguard University of Southern California to complete his secondary teaching credential, then on to La Quinta High School, eventually becoming a Lancer in 2010.

Personal Interests: Advanced propulsion systems, running, deep sea fishing, surfing, traveling to his family home in Loreto, B.C.S (Mexico) and exploring the islands off the coast.