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consultant , Computer science educator

David Malcolm Dougherty, American computer science educator, consultant. Achievements include patents in field. Recipient Active Corps Executives award, Small Business Administration, 1971.


Dougherty, David Malcolm was born on September 20, 1939 in Muskegon, Michigan, United States. Son of Ralph P. and Jane (Sproat) Dougherty.


Master of Engineering, Colorado School Mines, 1961. Master of Business Administration, Case Western Reserve University, 1969.


Quality control engineer, process engineer, senior manufacturing engineer General Electric Company, Cleveland, 1961—1967. Advanced projects engineer, manager planning and system department Chase Brass & Copper, 1968—1971. President National Systems Company, 1971—1974.

Assistant professor Cleveland State University, 1971—1976. Instructor University Maryland, College Park, 1976—1979. Assistant professor computer science University Texas, El Paso, 1979—1984.

Principal Harris-Eaton Corporation, since 1982, director. Indiana computer consultant, 1974—1982. Associate professor computer science New Mexico State University, 1987.

Director Urban Small Business Consultant, Inc., Delphi Associates Inc. Consultant Cleveland, 1974—1976, El Paso, 1980—1981. Board directors Kern Place Association, 1980—1982.

Second lieutenant to captain United States Army, 1961-1966.


  • Achievements include patents in field.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Volunteer Small Business Administration, 1968—1974. Trustee Help Retarded Children, 1972—1976. Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Society Friends, Institute Management Sciences, Operations Research Society America, Association Computer Users, Association Computing Machinery, Association Educational Data Systems, American Production and Inventory Control Society, American Institute Decision Sciences, Indiana Computer Consultant Association, American National Standards Institute (committee X3J4), Masons.


Married Karen S. Heckmann, July 2, 1977 (divorced November 1983). 1 child David Henry Ralph.

Ralph P. Dougherty

Jane (Sproat) Dougherty

Karen S. Heckmann

David Henry Ralph Dougherty