Featured Alumni from The College of Human Ecology


Douglas J Morgan, Jr. is a 1988 graduate from East Carolina University’s Department of Criminal Justice. He is a retired Special Agent in Charge for a federal investigative Office of Inspector General, former Assistant Special Agent in Charge for the Internal Revenue Service’s Internal Affairs Division, and a Supervisory Special Agent in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Investigations. During his career, Doug served as a Special Agent, Supervisory Special Agent, and National Program Manager. His major roles have included U.S. Customs Service Attaché to the Bahamas, where he served as the primary advisor to the U.S. Ambassador, U.S. Embassy, Nassau, Bahamas, for all customs-related matters; DHS/ICE National Representative to the Office of the US President, Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP); DHS/ICE National Liaison to the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA); Chief of Intelligence, DHS/ICE Narcotics Unit working at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Doug has also worked on classified missions throughout the world in locations to include Colombia, Panama, Peru and Mexico. In 2000, he received the U.S. Customs Commissioners Award for an operation that led to the seizure of 20,000 pounds of cocaine, 30 arrests, and several million dollars. He has made two appearances on the “America’s Most Wanted” television show.

East Carolina University named Doug an Outstanding Alumni Award Winner in 2006, and he serves as an official ECU alumni point of contact for the Washington, D.C., metro area. In 2007, the College of Human Ecology presented Doug with a Legacy Leader Award which symbolizes great achievement in a professional field. He served on the East Carolina University Alumni Board of Directors and currently serves on the Criminal Justice Advisory Board. Lastly, Doug assists in preparing incoming freshman from the DC/Metro area by mentoring them during the areas send off gatherings.

Of his experiences and continued relationship with ECU, Doug says: “My educational experience at ECU prepared me to enter the work environment armed with the necessary tools to project myself in a professional and competent manner. The educational experience at ECU was second to none and ensured that I could tackle any task that I was presented with. Returning to ECU to provide lectures to Criminal Justice classes allows me to share my experiences with those looking to begin a career once they graduate. I have the opportunity to prepare them and arm them with the right tools for their adventure in the job world. An education at ECU is invaluable.”

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