Professor Dougherty is a member of the Academy of Management, the American Psychological Association, and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. He has also been affiliated with the headquarters Personnel Research group at Exxon Co., U.S.A. His numerous teaching awards include the Kemper Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching, the Governor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the MU Faculty/Alumni Award. He also received the (2011) UM System President's Award for Mentoring. Professor Dougherty has taught Human Resource Management as a visiting professor in the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong, and Romania. He also taught in MU’s Summer Program in Derry, N. Ireland. His recent research focuses on mentoring and networking processes and their role in employee career success. His work has been published in journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Personnel Psychology. His book Human Resource Strategy: A Behavioral Perspective for the General Manager (with G. Dreher, 2002) was published by Irwin/McGraw-Hill.
B.B.A. University of Houston, 1972; M.A. University of Houston, 1977; Ph.D. University of Houston, 1981.