School of Pharmacy Welcomes New Faculty

December 2017

The Gregory School of Pharmacy recently welcomed two new professors, Dr. John A. Dougherty and Dr. Catherine A. Harrington.


 John Dougherty

Dougherty, assistant professor of pharmacy practice, earned his bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from Purdue University, his Masters of Business Administration from Eastern Michigan University, and his Pharm. D. from Wayne State University. He worked in various areas of pharmacy including research, clinical practice, management and academia.

A member of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, Dougherty has been a licensed pharmacist in clinical pharmacy practice for over 30 years and a licensed consultant pharmacist for the past 10 years. His experience includes teaching, government, for-profit and not-for-profit hospitals for both adult and pediatric patients.

Dougherty began his career as a clinical pharmacist at Johns Hopkins Hospital and then moved into hospital administration as a director of pharmacy. Additionally, he was the founding director of pharmacy for a new pediatric hospital in Orlando, Nemours Children’s Hospital.

Throughout his academic career, Dougherty has been an assistant professor of pharmacy at Wayne State University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and an adjunct clinical assistant professor for the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. He has authored over 25 manuscripts and abstracts, and presented at various professional pharmacy organizations.

 Catherine Harrington

Harrington, associate professor of pharmacy practice, earned her Pharm. D. from the University of Michigan. Her professional experience includes serving as vice president in a pharmacy benefit management firm and senior vice president in a Washington, D.C. based healthcare consultancy. In addition, she owned a compounding-only pharmacy in Jupiter, Florida, called Palm Beach Compounding Pharmacy. Aside from her medical experience, Harrington earned extensive managerial experience as a U.S. Navy officer.

In her academic career, Harrington taught in both the professional and graduate programs at Nova Southeastern University’s College of Pharmacy from 2009 through 2016. She has more than 25 publications in peer-reviewed medical and pharmacy journals. Her current research interests include topics in the field of psychiatry, addiction, chronic care and self-care.

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