In high school, she sported a fashionable belt that read "Doug."Now with three textbooks under her "belt," a Ph.D. and numerous awards, journalism professor Doug Newsom's name is not the only thing that makes her stand out.
The name Douglas has been passed down through her family. Her father was Jeremy Douglas, and Newsom, an only child, was named Douglas Anne. From an early age, she was simply called Doug. She said her full name was used only by her mother when she was in trouble.