Jack Dougherty and his students explore the history and policy of cities, suburbs, and schools, using digital tools to create data visualizations and to share their writing on the public web. 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 at Jack's personal website or links to selected courses and research projects:
• Cities, Suburbs, and Schools Project, an undergraduate seminar and community-learning collaboration, has produced several research studies on school integration, choice, and housing.
• Educ 200: Analyzing Schools, an introductory course for undergraduates to compare and contrast theories on learning and inequality, as they gain first-hand experience in urban public school classrooms.
• Educ 300: Education Reform, Past & Present, a mid-level survey course for students to 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 on admissions & financial aid policies, and students' experiences of differences on campus.
• Data Visualization, a community-learning seminar where students create interactive charts and maps for the web with non-profit organizations and government agencies.
• On the Line: How Schooling, Housing, and Civil Rights Shaped Hartford and its Suburbs, a digital public history book in-progress, in collaboration with MAGIC (Map and Geographic Information Center, University of Connecticut Libraries), with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Web Writing: Why & How for Liberal Arts Teaching & Learning (co-edited with Tennyson O'Donnell), an open peer-reviewed volume sponsored by the Trinity's Center for Teaching and Learning at Trinity, is forthcoming from the University of Michigan Press, and can be freely read online or downloaded
• Writing History in the Digital Age (co-edited with Kristen Nawrotzki), an open peer-reviewed volume, was published by the University of Michigan Press (2013), and is freely available online.
• More Than One Struggle: The Evolution of Black School Reform in Milwaukee, a prize-winning book published by the University of North Carolina Press (2004), includes an oral history interview archive