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Jack A. Dougherty (On leave)
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 (1993)
B.A., Swarthmore College (1987)

Jack Dougherty is Professor and Director of the Educational Studies Program, and Director of the Center for Hartford Engagement and Research (CHER) at Trinity College. He and his students use digital history, data visualization, and web writing to explore cities, suburbs, and schools in metropolitan Hartford. 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 about his teaching, scholarship, and community engagement at http://jackdougherty.org.


• 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.

• Educ 308 Cities, Suburbs, and Schools, an undergraduate seminar and community-learning collaboration, has produced several research studies on school integration, choice, and housing.

Data Visualization For All, an open textbook-in-progress and free online course, to create interactive charts and maps for the web with introductory-level tutorials


• On the Line: How Schooling, Housing, and Civil Rights Shaped Hartford and its Suburbsan open-access digital book in-progress, under contract for Amherst College Press

Web Writing: Why & How for Liberal Arts Teaching & Learning (co-edited with Tennyson O'Donnell), an open peer-reviewed volume published by University of Michigan Press (2015), and free online.

• Writing History in the Digital Age (co-edited with Kristen Nawrotzki), an open peer-reviewed volume,  published by the University of Michigan Press (2013), and free to read 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).