George Dougherty

Public Policy and Management Program Director, Associate Professor

George W. Dougherty, Jr., PhD is Associate Professor, Director of the Master of Public Policy and Management Degree, and Public Service Degree Coordinator at the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.  Dr. Dougherty holds a Bachelors degree in management from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Masters and Doctoral degrees in Political Science and Public Administration from the University of Georgia. His current research and service interests include citizen engagement, local government finance, and regional governance.

Courses Taught

  • Administration of Public Affairs (Graduate)
  • Public Policy Analysis (Undergraduate & Graduate)
  • Introduction to Public Service (Undergraduate)
  • Local and State Government (Graduate)
  • Public Finance (Graduate)
  • Leadership Theories and Practices (Undergraduate & Graduate)
  • Negotiation and Conflict Management (Graduate)
  • Nonprofit Management Theory and Practice (Undergraduate & Graduate)
  • American Government American Political Thought

    Education & Training

  • PhD - Political Science & Public Administration. 2000. University of Georgia
  • MA - Political Science (International Relations). 1995. University of Georgia
  • BS - Management. 1992. Georgia Institute of Technology
Recent Publications
  • Dougherty, George W. and David Y. Miller. “The Membership and Governance of Regional Intergovernmental Organizations” in Miller, David Y. and Jennifer Nelles (eds.) Regional Intergovernmental Organizations in the United States. New York: Routledge, 2018.
  • Stout, Margaret, George W. Dougherty, and Larkin S. Dudley. 2017. “Citizen advisory bodies: New wine in old bottles?”  in Ward, James (ed.) Beyond Reform: Leadership and Change in Public Sector Organizations. New York: Taylor and Francis.
  • Dougherty, George W. and Meagan Van Gelder. Public Agency Hiring, Minimum Qualifications, and Experience. Review of Public Personnel Administration, 2014. 
Research Interests
  • Public finance
  • Public administration and management
  • Public policy
  • Court administration
  • Political Culture
  • Nonprofit management