"Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead
where there is no path and leave a trail."

-  Ralph Waldo Emerson  -


"Don't wait for opportunity.
Create it!"

-  Debasish Mridha  -


"Obstacles are those frightful things you see
when you take your eyes off your goals."

-  Henry Ford  -


Doug F. Newsom is a 2019 graduate of Rice University's inaugural 6-month Data Analytics and Visualization program. He began his professional career as a Petroleum Geologist while still in graduate school (M.S. - Texas A&M University, B.S. - Baylor University). Having proposed and drilled over 100 successful producing wells, Doug has proven upstream oil and gas domain knowledge, including Fortune 30 corporate and wellsite service.

He started his second career as a software project manager after completing the Lonestar College (North Harris) 2-year certification program in Interactive Multimedia Production Management. After 18 months of project manager experience, he became founder and owner of Eagle Vision Digital (EVD), a full-service digital media company. One of his favorite EVD projects was creating the first interactive NCAA multimedia training program for collegiate officiating.

After receiving an invitation to become a Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC) affiliate company, he relocated EVD to their campus. Doug became their digital media consultant, providing his creative, strategic, and technical services. As a consultant to HARC, one major project he completed was for the Department of Defense - an updated military Interactive Electronic Training Manual (IETM), along with planned roadmap and technology gap analysis.

Doug became the only Texas Eagle Scout to earn every merit badge during the 20th Century in the Scouting program (90 years). He twice received the Hornaday Medal, often considered the nation's rarest conservation award (about 1100 presented in 105 years). For his initiative, service, and achievement, Doug received the Gold Congressional Award.

He is a mental health advocate and a volunteer with the Peace of Mind Foundation. Doug completely funded, researched, and developed SuicideTALK.com, a suicide prevention site which he also maintains. He resides in West Houston's Energy Corridor where he founded Social Media World LLC and also works as an independent consultant.



Rice University

Data Analytics and Visualization 6-Month Program

Flood Risk Reduction for Next Harvey Report
West Houston Employee Relocation Program
Harris County Flood Property Buyout App

Data Analytics Program


Lone Star College

Interactive Multimedia Production Management 2-Year Certification

Interactive Multimedia Production
Interactive Multimedia Development

Visual Communications Department


Houston Community College

Digital Communications Associate's Degree (In Progress)

3D Modeling - Best in Class
3D Rendering - Best in Class
2nd College Advanced Photoshop Class

Digital Communications Department


Texas A&M University

Petroleum Geology Master's Degree

"The lithology, environment of deposition, and reservoir properties of sandstones in the Upper Queen Formation (Guadalupian, Permian) at Concho Bluff Queen Field, Crane County, Texas"

Geosciences Department


Baylor University

Petroleum Geology Bachelor's Degree

"The depositional history and petroleum potential of the Permian Tannehill Sandstone, southeastern Knox County, Texas"

Geosciences Department


Future Research and Development

3D Interactive Data Visualization

Superimposition-Based Augmented Reality

AI Hybrid Voice Bots: Conversational Marketing

Advanced Webinar Multi-User Video Collaboration


Digital Media Consultant

Social Media World LLC
Founder and Owner

Digital Media, Social Networks

Houston Advanced Research Center

EVDigital LLC

Digital Media

Eagle Vision Digital

EVDigital LLC
Founder and Owner

Digital Media

Epic Software

Epic Software Group, Inc
Project Manager


Mitchell Energy

Mitchell Energy & Development Corp.
Petroleum Geologist

Oil and Gas
George P. Mitchell

Phillips Petroleum

ConocoPhillips, Inc
Petroleum Geologist

Oil and Gas

Texas A&M Research Assistant

Texas A&M University
Geological Research

Master's Thesis
Geosciences Department

Texas A&M Teaching Assistant

Texas A&M University
Physical Geology Lab

Master's Degree
Geosciences Department


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