At FDU, James Dougherty Honored with the 2009 University College Outstanding Teacher AwardTEANECK, N.J. (October 14, 2009)ó In celebration of his accomplishments and activities as a teacher, James A. Dougherty, associate professor of chemistry and co-director of the School of Natural Sciences, was honored with the University College Outstanding Teacher Award for 2009. The goal of this annual award is to recognize outstanding and consistent records of excellence in teaching among the collegeís full-time faculty.
This award carries with it a certificate and a $2,000 monetary prize. The recipientís name is inscribed on the ďAcademy of Outstanding TeachersĒ plaque that hangs in the Office of the University College Dean and Metropolitan Campus Provost.
Dougherty came to FDU in 1999, bringing with him several years of industry experience as a research chemist with International Specialty Products and the GAF Corporation. He holds over 30 patents and has written a number of articles for scholarly journals.
Dougherty earned his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He got his Masterís Degree, also in organic chemistry from Seton Hall University and a Bachelorís Degree in chemistry from Montclair State University.