William J. Doherty Will Retire in 2024

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SAINT PAUL, MN — NCFR Past President William J. Doherty, Ph.D., NCFR Fellow, will retire in 2024 after 38 years at the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Doherty has a long and storied career of working with families for nearly 50 years. He retires as a professor in the Department of Family Social Science. Dr. Doherty is also director of the Minnesota Couples on the Brink Project, director of the Citizen Professional Center, co-founder of a nonprofit, Braver Angels, and co-founder of The Doherty Relationship Institute with his daughter, Elizabeth Doherty Thomas. He is a decorated orator, family therapist, researcher, and is widely published — his scholarship has been cited more than 6,000 times, having authored nearly 20 books, and over 220 book chapters and peer-reviewed articles combined.

Dr. Doherty has been a valuable, longtime member and contributor to NCFR. He co-founded the Men in Families Focus Group, chaired the Family and Health (FH) Section, presented at multiple NCFR annual conferences, and has published extensively in Family Relations: Interdisciplinary Journal of Applied Family Science. He was a recipient of the Margaret E. Arcus Award for Outstanding Contribution to Family Life Education, among many others.

The University of Minnesota will celebrate Dr. Doherty’s retirement at a reception at the Campus Club. Find out more and RSVP here