Doughty recognized for teaching excellence in continuing education
Doughty recognized for teaching excellence in continuing educationMarch 13, 2006Patrick Farrellpmfarrel@syr.edu
Philip Doughty, associate professor and chair of the Department of Instruction Design, Development and Evaluation in Syracuse University’s School of Education, has been named the winner of the 2006 Excellence in Teaching Award from the University Continuing Education Association (UCEA). The UCEA, comprising 430 institutions from 16 countries, is the leading professional organization for college and university continuing and professional education.
The Excellence in Teaching Award — presented to educators who have provided outstanding teaching, course development, mentoring of students and service to continuing education — recognizes Doughty’s work at University College, where for years he has provided insight and guidance to the senior leadership team. He has played a key role in the development of instructional design and faculty training for the college’s online programs and has made significant contributions to improve educational opportunities for the college’s nontraditional students.
In addition to his teaching and advising roles, Doughty also helped create numerous internships, which have allowed graduate students to gain real-world experience in research, training, coaching and evaluation. His partnerships with the Leadership Institute at University College have resulted in several significant workforce and academic grants. He also has taught many corporate executive programs for Welch Allyn Inc., Carrier Corp. and other companies.
“Phil’s contributions to continuing education have been innumerable yet noteworthy,” says Douglas Biklen, dean of the School of Education. “Hisgraduates have gone on to become leaders in a wide range of public and private concerns, including such companies as Carrier, Time Warner and Bristol Myers Squibb — as well as nearly every management office here at the University.”
In 30 years as a faculty member in the School of Education, Doughty has taught or mentored more than 2,000 graduate students and has directed more than 70 dissertations. He plans to retire from his full-time chair and professional duties at the end of this academic year.
Doughty is known for his dynamic classroom teaching and for helping students discover their unique strengths and motivating them to make significant contributions in their professional lives. His contributions to the theory and practice of instructional design and evaluation are reflected in his lengthy list of publications.
“There is simply no one at Syracuse I know who has the passion for teaching and learning, the energy for new ventures and the dedication to his students’ well-being that Phil Doughty has,” says University College Dean Bea Gonzalez. “It’s hard to imagine the University without Phil.”
The UCEA will present Doughty the Excellence in Teaching Award at its annual conference in San Diego later this spring.