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About M. Patricia Dougherty

Patricia Dougherty, O.P. is a Dominican Sister of San Rafael and Professor Emerita of History at Dominican University of California where she received her BA in 1967. She taught elementary school (grades 4 through 8) for ten years in Reno, NV, Livermore, CA, and Oakland, CA.  She then returned to school and earned her MA and PhD in Modern European History at Georgetown University and received a Fulbright grant to work on her doctoral dissertation in Paris in 1981-82.  She began college teaching in 1984. She teaches a variety of courses on Europe (medieval to present) and women in U.S. and Europe.  She loves to work with students and always learns from interacting with them in the classroom and outside.  She was Teacher of the Year in 1994.

Her research area is nineteenth century France.  Recipient of NEH grants, she studied “The Woman Question in Western Thought” at Stanford University and “Revolution and Changing Identities in France, 1787-1799" at the Newberry Library in Chicago. She has led short travel abroad study trips (e.g., Japan, Egypt, Paris, London, Thailand-Vietnam, Greece, and a Mediterranean Cruise).  Since 1996, she co-leads a study abroad trip to France for faculty, staff and students from Dominican institutions of higher education.  She likes to walk, do yoga, garden, and read.

Positions

2016 - Present Professor Emerita, Dominican University of California Department of History
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1995 - 2016 Professor, Dominican University of California Department of History
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1985 - 2014 Program Chair, Dominican University of California Department of History
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2000 - 2006 Director/Co-director, Dominican University of California
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1984 - 1994 Instructor/Assistant Professor/Associate Professor, Dominican College of San Rafael ‐ Department of History
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1982 - 1983 Teaching Assistant, Georgetown University ‐ Department of History
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1978 - 1981 Teaching Assistant, Georgetown University ‐ History Department
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Curriculum Vitae


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Grants

2005 - 2006 Disciplinary Research Grant
Dominican University of California
2002 Disciplinary Research Grant
Dominican University of California
2001 Revolution and Changing Identities in France, 1787-1799, Summer Seminar
National Endowment for the Humanities
1997 Technology in Teaching
James Irvine Foundation
Irvine Futures Grant
1993 Professional Development Grant
Dominican University of California
1992 Woman Question in Western Thought, 1750-1950, Summer Seminar
National Endowment for the Humanities
1981 - 1982 Fulbright Scholarship (Paris)
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
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Professional Service and Affiliations

1996 - Present Leadership Team member for Fanjeaux Seminar, Dominican Colleges and Universities
2017 Reviewer of two Manuscripts on French Religious History, Routledge Publishing
2006 - 2010 Member, San Domenico School, board of trustees
2002 Review of a French history manuscript, Notre Dame University Press
1994 - 1997 Member of Council, Western Society for French History
1994 Program Committee member, American Catholic Historical Association--Annual meeting
1989 Program Committee member, American Catholic Historical Association--Annual meeting,
1988 Program Committee member, American Catholic Historical Association--Spring meeting
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Honors and Awards

  • Georgetown University Fellowship, 1978 - 1981 & 1982 - 1983
  • Humanities Resource Center--Dominican College, 1985 - 1987
  • "Teacher of the Year"--Dominican College, 1994
  • Certificate of Appreciation from Marin Women’s Commission, 2003
  • Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research, Scholar-in-residence, 2010-2011
  • Francoise Lepage Achievement in Global Education Award (Dominican University), 2017

Education

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1984 PhD, Georgetown University ‐ History Department
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1979 MA, Georgetown University ‐ History Department
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1967 BA, Magna Cum Laude, Dominican College of San Rafael ‐ Department of History
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Contact Information

Dominican University of California
50 Acacia Ave.
San Rafael, CA 94901

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Articles (8)

Book Reviews (14)

Monographs (1)

Book Contributions (5)