Bachelor of Science, University California, Irvine, 1986. Master of Science, University California, Irvine, 1987. Doctor of Philosophy in Physics, University California, Irvine, 1990.
Doctor of Science of Drama (honorary), Case Western Reserve University, 1991.
The Jamaican born player competed in collegiate tennis for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in the early 1980s and was an National Collegiate Athletic Association All-American on five occasions, for singles in 1981 and for both singles and doubles in 1982 and 1983. He and Ken Flach were the 1982 National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II doubles champions. He went on to appear in a total of 18 ties, before retiring in 1995.
In 1988, at New York"s OTB Open, Burke became the first Jamaican to reach a quarter-final on the Grand Prix tennis circuit.
He had wins over Jim Gurfein and Martin Blackman, before falling in the quarter-finals to Pete Sampras. The following year he was also a quarter-finalist at the Boite Postale National Championships in Wellington, beating Peter Doohan and David Lewis.
Burke was the director of Tennis Jamaica from 1994 to 2011. Doug Burke joined American Council on Exercise, a high performance tennis development program in Burlington, Ontario as Tennis Director in August 2011.
He was recently named President.
(Book by Gietz, Michael, Burke, Doug)