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Sister Barbara Doherty, religious institution administrator. Enter order of the Sisters of Providence. Arthur J. Schmidt Foundation grantee, 1967-1971.


Doherty, Sister Barbara was born on December 2, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Martin James and Margaret Eleanor (Noe) Doherty.


Student, Rosary College, 1951. Bachelor in Latin, English and History, St. Mary-of-the-Woods College, 1953. Master of Arts in Theology, St. Mary's College, 1963.

Doctor of Philosophy in Theology, Fordham University, 1979. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Indiana State University, 1990. Doctor of Letters (honorary) (honorary), Dominican University, Illinois, 2002.


Teacher Junior and Senior High Schools, Indiana and Illinois, 1953-1963. Assistant professor religion St. Mary-of-the-Woods College, Indiana, 1963-1967, 71-75, president, 1984-1998. Provincial supervisor Chicago Province of Sisters of Providence, 1975-1983.

Director Institute of Religious Formation at Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, since 1999. Summer faculty NCAIS-KCRCHE, Delhi, India, 1970.


  • Enter order of the Sisters of Providence.



President Leadership Terre Haute, Indiana, 1985-1986. Board regents Indiana Academy, 1987-1998. Board directors 8th Day Center for Justice, Chicago, 1978-1983, Family Services, Swope Art Museum, Terre Haute, Indiana, 1988-1998.

Member Women's College Coalition (national board directors 1984-1990), Indiana Colleges Indiana, Indiana Colleges Foundation (executive board), Indiana Conference Higher Education (chair), Leadership Conference Women Religious of United States of America (program chairperson national assembly 1982-1983, chair Neylan commission 1993-1997), Association American Colleges and Universities.


  • Other Interests

    Avocation: walking, reading, traveling.


Martin James Doherty

Margaret Eleanor (Noe) Doherty