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Rev. Matthew Dougherty, O. Praem.
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Matthew Dougherty

Assistant Professor of Biology
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Fr. Matthew Dougherty, O. Praem., is a Norbertine priest and a post-doctoral teaching fellow in the biology discipline at St. Norbert College. His research focuses on aquatic ecosystems, where he studies strong organism-environment interactions, intraspecific variation, eco-evolutionary feedbacks and environmental DNA as a tool for ecosystem management. Fr. Dougherty believes strongly in teaching the whole person, and he enjoys working with undergraduates on research in both the field and the lab.

  • BIOL 120 Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • BIOL 121 Introduction to Organismal Biology
  • BIOL 225 Ecology

  • B.S. – St. Norbert College (Organismal Biology)
  • M.Div. – Catholic Theological Union (Divinity)
  • M.A. – Catholic Theological Union (Systematic Theology)
  • M.S. – Yale University (Ecology & Evolutionary Biology)
  • Ph.D. – Yale University (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology)

  • Education and training
  • Scholarly interests
  • Ecology
  • Limnology
  • Keystone species
  • Intraspecific variation
  • Eco-evolutionary dynamics
  • Ecosystem management