Dr. Del Doughty has been appointed as the new Dean of the College of Education & Liberal Arts at Texas A&M-Texarkana.

The announcement of the appointment made by Dr. Emily Cutrer, President of the local university.

In this role, Dr. Doughty will be responsible for academic quality and intellectual and administrative affairs of the college, including faculty recruitment and development, curriculum development, research, external relations and all measures of student success.

Previously, Dr. Doughty served as associate dean of Academic Affairs and professor of English at Huntington University, where he oversaw curriculum, faculty development, and assessment and program review for more than 70 traditional undergraduate, degree-completion and health science graduate programs. He also provided leadership on institutional and program accreditation, spearheaded a fundraising campaign for the university’s honors program, and developed student and faculty exchange programs with Liaocheng University and Jilin University-Zhuhai City in China.

Prior to holding this position, Dr. Doughty served as the interim vice president for Academic Affairs at Huntington University and was responsible for all aspects of the academic enterprise.  During his tenure, he developed an honors program, undergraduate majors in criminal justice, sport management and occupational therapy, the latter of which was the university’s first doctoral degree. He also taught occasional courses in world literature, in creative writing and in the honors program.

“Our national search attracted many outstanding applicants for the position,” Dr. Cutrer said. “Dr. Doughty impressed the search committee, students, faculty, staff and friends of the university with his breadth and depth of knowledge and experience in academic affairs. His energy and enthusiasm will be a tremendous asset as A&M-Texarkana continues to expand its reach as a destination university and as a resource for the community."

Dr. Doughty attended the University of South Florida, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in English in 1988 and a Master of Liberal Arts in 1990.  He earned a Doctor of Philosophy in comparative literature from The Pennsylvania State University in 1995.  Since then, he has participated in seminars offered by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Houghton Institute for the Integrative Studies, and the Council for Independent Colleges and the Center for Hellenic Studies.

As a poet, Dr. Doughty has published four collections, two of which have won awards, and he has produced scholarly editions for James Joyce’s “Dubliners” and “A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.” He has served as a juror for the Indiana Arts Commission on several occasions since 2002. In 2012, he collaborated with student programmers at Huntington University to develop “High Marks,” a software application for grading papers.  The app is available in iTunes.

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