John Dougherty, or "J.D.", has served in the Department of Computer Science at Haverford College since 1997, initially visiting while completing graduate study. His research interests include computing education and outreach, accessible computing, and dependable parallel/scientific computing. J.D. has been involved with SIGCSE, having served as Symposium Chair in 2008 and in 2014, as well as Program Chair in 2007 and 2013.
Before Haverford, J.D. was an assistant professor of mathematics and computer science at Philadelphia University. He was educated entirely in the Philadelphia area, with a B.A. from La Salle College, M.S. from Drexel University, and Ph.D. from Temple University.