Get to Know… Doug Gilman

“This is Career 2.0 for me, and my agenda is simple – I’m leveraging my energy, skills, and career experience to serve my community. The Advocacy Center’s mission and services resonate with me, and I’m excited to do my part. One of the best parts of this job is that I get to serve everybody even though it is often indirect and behind the scenes. While funding isn’t our mission, it is necessary to serve our community.


  • Doug is a liaison between the organization and funders and is responsible for researching, preparing, submitting, and managing grant proposals/reports that support the organization’s goals.
  • Before joining the Advocacy Center in June of 2023, Doug was the Associate Director of Development at Camino from 2021-2023, and his primary responsibility was grants and contracts. During his time at Camino, Doug wrote grants that brought in over $10 million in new funding, and he was managing over $19 million in active grants and contracts when he left that role.
  • Prior to 2021, Doug worked for 24 years as a chemistry professor at Louisiana State University and the University of Tennessee. He taught and mentored thousands of students, developed a research program in bioanalytical chemistry, secured grant funding for research and education, published over 40 research articles and book chapters, and took on a wide range of administrative and service roles over those years.
  • Doug also held a number of volunteer positions with scientific and local nonprofits, including two years as the Governing Board Chair (Chief Executive Position) for the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS). In 2021, he received the FACSS Distinguished Service Award for his contributions to that organization of more than 15 years.


  • Harvey Mudd College, Bachelor of Science with Distinction and with Honors in Chemistry, Concentration in History
  • The Pennsylvania State University, Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Chemical Society