Doug Hall

Doug Hall manages the Peace Corps Nepal Photo Project. US Peace Corps volunteers were first sent to Nepal in 1962 and were assigned to jobs outside Kathmandu valley. Almost all of them had cameras and took many photos in the villages and towns they were assigned to, but they took their black-and-white photos and color slides home when they returned to the US. Doug decided to collect and archive these photographs before they were lost to posterity, and the collection now has over 3000 photographs. As a Peace Corps Volunteer, Doug taught science and English in high schools in Kathmandu, Nepal, in 1968-69. In 1970-71 he was USAID’s science education adviser to the Nepal Ministry of Education. In 1971-72 he helped found New ERA, a non-profit research firm doing development research in Nepal. He retired as Executive Director of the New Hampshire Center for Public Policy Studies in 2006.