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College president , Mechanical engineer

John Robert Doughty, American mechanical engineer, college president. Achievements include original research on various chemical lasers; director initial development projects for Air Force Space Laser Program.


Doughty, John Robert was born on July 30, 1936 in Clarksburg, West Virginia, United States. Son of Merrill Newton and Margaret Clara (Watson) Doughty.


Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering New Mexico, 1958. Doctor of Philosophy, University Arizona, 1971.


Second in command Lieutenant, United States Air Force, 1958;advanced through grades lieutenant colonel, United States Air Force, 1975;section head, Air Force Weapons Laboratory, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, 1970-1975;division chief, Air Force Space Division, Los Angeles Air Force Station, 1975-1979;retired,, 1979;member technical staff, General Research Corporation, El Segundo, California, 1979-1980;section head space and technical group, TRW, Redondo Beach, California, 1980-1985;visiting lecturer, researcher, Ben Gurion U., Beersheva, Israel, 1985-1986; construction engineering, Doughty Research Engineering, Huntington Beach, California, 1986-1988; construction engineering, Doughty Research Engineering, Albuquerque, 1988-1994. Adjunct Professor Embry-Riddle Aero. U., Kirtland Air Force Base Ext., 1990-1994.


  • Achievements include original research on various chemical lasers. Director initial development projects for Air Force Space Laser Program.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member executive committee American Associates Ben Gurion University, Orange County, California, 1984-1988. Secretary Christian Missionary Pilots, Newport Beach, California, 1983-1985. Vice president Albuquerque Bible College, 1989-1991, president, since 1991.

Secretary-treasurer Creation Science Fellowship New Mexico, Albuquerque, 1990-1999. Senior pilot New Mexico Wing, Civil Air Patrol, since 1991. Member American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, American Society of Mechanical Engineers.


Married Betty Jeanette Smith, June 5, 1970. Children: Donna, Marc, John, Denise, James, Dawn.

Merrill Newton Doughty

Margaret Clara (Watson) Doughty

Betty Jeanette Smith

Donna Doughty

Marc Doughty

John Doughty

Denise Doughty

James Doughty

Dawn Doughty