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Jack A. Dougherty (On leave)
Associate Professor of Educational Studies
Phone: (860) 297-2296 Office Location: McCook 302
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Trinity College faculty member since 1999
General ProfileTeachingResearchPublications/PresentationsHonors/Awards
Ph.D., Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison (1997)
M.A., Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison (1995)
B.A., Swarthmore College (1987)

Jack Dougherty teaches his students to explore the relationship between cities, suburbs, and schools, using the tools of digital history and web writing. He received his B.A. in philosophy from Swarthmore College, taught high school social studies in Newark, New Jersey, then earned his Ph.D. in educational policy studies, with a minor in U.S. history, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Learn more on Jack's personal website or links to specific projects:

• Cities, Suburbs, and Schools Project, an undergraduate seminar and community-learning project that has produced several research studies and data visualizations, such as the SmartChoices school search tool

• On the Line: How Schooling, Housing, and Civil Rights Shaped Hartford and its Suburbs, a public history book in-progress, created with MAGIC (Map and Geographic Information Center, University of Connecticut Libraries) and supported by a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities

• Educ 200: Analyzing Schools, an introductory course for students to compare and contrast theories on learning and inequality while gaining first-hand experience in urban public school classrooms

• Educ 300: Education Reform, Past & Present, a mid-level survey course where students explore parallels between historical and contemporary movements to change society through schooling

Color and Money: Race and Social Class and Trinity College and Beyond, a first-year seminar that explores admissions & financial aid policies, and students' experiences of differences on campus

Web Writing: Why & How for Liberal Arts Teaching & Learning (with colleagues), an open peer-reviewed book-in-progress, sponsored by Center for Teaching and Learning, under contract with Michigan Publishing

• Writing History in the Digital Age (with Kristen Nawrotzki), an open peer-reviewed edited volume, forthcoming from University of Michigan Press digitalculturebooks imprint and available online 

• More Than One Struggle: The Evolution of Black School Reform in Milwaukee, a prize-winning book published by the Univ. of North Carolina Press (2004), with archival oral history interview collection