Michael V. Dougherty

Michael Dougherty
Title: Associate Professor, Head of the Department of Philosophy
Division: Arts and Letters
Education: Ph.D. Marquette University M.A. The Catholic University of America B.A. The Thomas More College of Liberal Arts
Office Phone: (614) 251-4680
Email: dougherm@ohiodominican.edu


Michael V. Dougherty received a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Marquette University and a Master's of Art in Philosophy from The Catholic University of America. He holds an undergraduate degree from The Thomas More College of Liberal Arts. 

Dr. Dougherty joined the Philosophy faculty at Ohio Dominican University in 2003. His research in the history of philosophy includes work on the thought of Thomas Aquinas, Aristotle, René Descartes, and Giovanni Pico della Mirandola. He has served as the Resident Director for ODU's Education Abroad program in Rome, Italy, and edits the online resource Pico in English: A Bibliography. In 2009, Dr. Dougherty received Ohio Dominican University's Conley Award, given annually to a professor for outstanding teaching.

He is author of "Moral Dilemmas in Medieval Thought: From Gratian to Aquinas" (Cambridge University Press, 2011) and editor of "Pico della Mirandola: New Essays" (Cambridge University Press, 2008). His articles have appeared in Ancient Philosophy, The Review of Metaphysics, International Philosophical Quarterly, Vivarium, History of Philosophy Quarterly, The Heythrop Journal, American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly, British Journal for the History of Philosophy, Argumentation, and International Journal of Philosophical Studies.