Nebraska Authors

Charles J. Dougherty

Born 1949 Brooklyn, NY (USA)

Dougherty had a long association with Creighton University in Omaha. He joined the Philosophy Department there in 1975. Served as Philosophy Department Chair 1981-1989, and was founding Director of the Creighton Center for Health Policy and Ethics from 1988 to 1995. He was Academic Vice President 1995-2001. He closed out his academic career serving as President of Duquesne University in Pennsylvania from 2001-2015.

Places Lived

Brooklyn, NY
St. Bonaventure, NY
South Bend, IN
Omaha, NE
Pittsburgh, PA

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Health Care; Philosophy


Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy, 1971, St. Bonaventure University, St. Bonaventure, NY
Master's Degree in Philosophy, 1973, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN
Ph.D. in Philosophy, 1975, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN


Professor of Philosophy
Chair of Philosophy Department
Academic Vice President, Creighton University, Omaha, NE
University President, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA

Places Worked

Creighton University, Omaha, NE
Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA


Ideal, Fact and Medicine. 1985.
American Health Care: Realities, Rights, and Reforms. 1988.
Back to Reform: Values, Markets and the Health Care System. 1996.

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