Dr. Jonathan Dougherty

Dr. Jonathan Dougherty


Director - Corporate Knowledge

An award-winning teacher, Jonathan champions continuing education, mentorship + knowledge sharing.

Dr. Jonathan Dougherty — Dr. J to those who daily pass him in the halls — joined DAVIS in 2005 to create and lead our Corporate Knowledge Center (CKC) and knowledge management initiatives. He has built an integrated learning platform through on-the-job experiences and organized education. The CKC offers instructor-led courses, eCourses, seminars, and online resources that are the foundation of our competitive advantage: a team that is the best in the business.

Prior to joining DAVIS, Jonathan taught for six years in the Department of Architectural Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University and has also served as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Building Construction at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. An award winning teacher, he is a sought after guest lecturer for students and professionals alike. An active alumnus, Jonathan is a founding Board Member and former President of the Penn State Alumni Society of Architectural Engineers, Board Member Emeritus of the Penn State Wilkes-Barre Campus Advisory Board, and former member of the Industrial & Professional Advisory Council (IPAC) for the Penn State Department of Architectural Engineering. Locally, he serves as a committee member for the Montgomery College Construction Management Industry Advisory Committee and was recognized by Engineering News Record as a Top 20 Under 40 in the Mid-Atlantic region.

A champion of lifelong learning, Jonathan developed and spearheads our University Partnership Program to collaborate with universities where we actively recruit — a program that has been instrumental in attracting high-quality summer interns and full-time candidates to DAVIS. As a committee member of the Architectural Engineering Institute, he is currently serving as the chairperson of the annual, national Student Design Competition.

Pennsylvania State University, Doctor of Philosophy in Architectural Engineering – 2006
Pennsylvania State University, Bachelor of Architectural Engineering – 1999

Many may recognize Dr. J as the Button Man from the Penn State Homecoming parade, where he dons a coat covered with nearly 1,000 PSU football buttons. Now that's flair!