- Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
- M.S., Applied Physics, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
- B.S., Physics, Lenoir-Rhyne University
Doug Knight is an assistant professor of engineering physics at Lenoir-Rhyne University. He teaches classes such as calculus-based analytical physics I and II, 3D printing, classical mechanics and electricity and magnetism. Knight also oversees the senior design student projects and serves as the advisor for the student rocketry club. The student rocketry team often competes in the NASA student launch initiative, a competitive engineering design challenge project that provides cost-effective research and development to support the Space Launch System. One element of the student launch initiative requires each team to complete community outreach projects centered around rocketry. In addition, Knight sponsored the NASA eclipse ballooning project team that took video and pictures of the 2017 eclipse from 100,000 feet.
Knight has authored and co-authored multiple peer-reviewed scientific papers and presented works at many national and international conferences. His contributions have acclaimed recognition from honorable subject experts worldwide, and he is actively associated with different societies and academies. In addition, his academic career is decorated with several reputed awards and funding.