Jay Dougherty

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A.B.D., English
University of Connecticut, Storrs, 1987
Completed all coursework and 16-hour comprehensive written and oral examinations toward Ph.D degree.
Grade point average: 3.9 (4.0 scale).

M.A., English, Pedagogy
University of Maryland, College Park, 1984
Special concentrations in teaching, writing, editing, publishing.
Grade point average: 3.9 (4.0 scale).

B.A., English, Journalism
University of Maryland, College Park, 1982
Undergraduate major subject grade point average: 4.0; overall grade point average: 3.8 (4.0 scale).


Advanced Professional Certificate in Secondary English from the Maryland State Department of Education, USA.

Teaching Positions

Adjunct English Instructor

American University, Washington, D.C.
8/13 » 12/13

English Teacher

John F. Kennedy International High School, Berlin, Germany
8/90 » 6/93

Lecturer, Department of English

Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Münster, Germany
4/89 » 7/90

Instructor, Department of English

Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany
4/88 » 3/89

English Instructor

Central Texas College, Berlin, Germany
1/88 » 3/89

English Instructor

University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut
8/85 » 8/87

English Instructor

Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz, Germany
10/84 » 3/85

English Instructor

University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
8/82 » 8/84

Writing, Managing, and Consulting Positions

Senior Technical Writer/Editor and Contracting Officer's Representative (COR)

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Rockville, Maryland
2/11 » Present

As writer/editor:


Technology Columnist

German Press Agency (dpa), Berlin, Germany
8/94 » 6/11

Senior Instructional Designer

Fannie Mae, Washington, D.C.
3/08 » 2/11

Documentation Manager

Software AG, Reston, Virginia
2/01 » 2/08

Documentation Team Leader

UUNET, Ashburn, Virginia
5/99 » 2/01

Lead Writer / Program Support Manager

Convergys Corporation, Reston, Virginia
7/97 » 4/99

Technical Trainer and Editorial Consultant

Tamaroff Associates (now Productivity Point), Washington, D.C.
3/97 » 7/97

Senior Editor and Technology Consultant

Alpha-Omega Services, Inc., Arlington, Virginia
6/93 » 8/97

Publications and Publishing Initiatives

Click here for samples. Summary: Academic articles, over a thousand newspaper articles (mostly on technology), book reviews, interviews, creative writing.

Online Initiatives

Continuing Education



English (expert), German (intermediate), French (rudimentary).


Click here and here for sample student evaluations. References from former supervisors are available upon request.


English, journalism, composition, literature, creative writing, computer technology, instructional design, German, photography, administrator, manager, team leader, Kennedy Schule, Englisch, Lektor, Lecturer