About Douglas E. Rice

Douglas E Rice

Personal

In 2005, I married my “high school sweetheart” and–after over a decade–she is still putting up with me.

We’re animal people. I have, at the time of this writing, 5 cats, a hamster, a dog, and a 40 gallon tank full of fish.

I read a lot. Philosophy, Religion, Science, History, Fiction. You name it. I’m interested in it. In 2015, I finished a reading project in which I read 1,000 books in 1,000 days. I also try to keep up on the latest research in the social science literature. I read National Geographic and Scientific American Mind, in addition to following the new publications in dozens of journals affiliated with Science Direct.

I write a little. I wrote a book about curiosity at the beginning of 2014, and I’ve been trying to live out its principles ever since. At the end of 2015, I published a novel as part of National Novel Writing Month. Since 2010, I’ve written over 500 articles online and continue to write occasionally on my personal blog, Relentless Curiosity.

Philosophically, I identify strongly with existentialist thought (read my essay, Resignation and Revolt). Religiously, I consider myself a Christian (see my “Ricene Creed“) and am becoming increasingly fond of liberation theology. Politically, while I may lean a little left of center, I try to keep an open mind and like to think of myself as “extremely moderate.”

I’m obsessed with coffee. While I’m not on any strict diet, I try to eat both healthily (high protein and fiber, low refined carbs and sugars) and sustainably (little meat and dairy). Finally, I’ve been doing intermittent fasting (16/8 method) since September 2015.

I listen to a lot of NPR, and I watch a lot of Netflix. My favorite music, though I think it’s silly that it’s considered a genre, tends to be Christian Rock (see RadioU).

Work

From 2010-2014, I worked in Internet marketing space: email marketing, social media, seo, content development, etc.

Since 2014, I’ve worked as a sales data analyst for a company that makes home organization products.

I am proficient in Microsoft Excel (including VBA), Tableau, MySQL, and R Programming…I’m kind of a data geek.

On the side, I continue a business I started in 2011 as a freelance ghost writer for business consultants.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Business Economics. The University of Kentucky. 2009.

Master of Business Administration. Youngstown State University. 2013.

Contact

Anything else you would like to know about me? You can fill out the form on my contact page, email me at doug(at)douglaserice(dot)com, or reach out to me on Twitter @douglaserice.