Jay Dougherty

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Technology Columnist / Public Speaker / Teacher


Journalism and Technology Positions

Senior Technical Writer/Editor

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Rockville, Maryland
2/11 » Present

Technology Columnist

German Press Agency (dpa), Berlin, Germany
8/94 » 6/11

Senior Instructional Designer

Fannie Mae, Washington, D.C.
3/08 » 2/11

Documentation Manager

Software AG, Reston, Virginia
2/01 » 2/08

Documentation Team Leader

UUNET, Ashburn, Virginia
5/99 » 2/01

Lead Writer / Program Support Manager

Convergys Corporation, Reston, Virginia
7/97 » 4/99

Technical Trainer and Editorial Consultant

Tamaroff Associates (now Productivity Point), Washington, D.C.
3/97 » 7/97

Senior Editor and Technology Consultant

Alpha-Omega Services, Inc., Arlington, Virginia
6/93 » 8/97

University and High School Teaching

English Teacher

John F. Kennedy International High School, Berlin, Germany
8/90 » 6/93

Lecturer, Department of English

Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Münster, Germany
4/89 » 7/90

Instructor, Department of English

Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany
4/88 » 3/89

Business English and Computer Instructor

Central Texas College, Berlin, Germany
1/88 » 3/89

English Instructor

University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut
8/85 » 8/87

English Instructor

University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
8/82 » 8/84

Online Initiatives


A.B.D., English
University of Connecticut, Storrs, 1987
Completed all coursework and 16-hour comprehensive written and oral examinations toward Ph.D degree.
G.P.A.: 3.9.

M.A., English, Pedagogy
University of Maryland, College Park, 1984
Special concentrations in teaching, writing, editing, publishing.
G.P.A.: 3.9.

B.A., English, Journalism
University of Maryland, College Park, 1982
Undergraduate major subject G.P.A.: 4.0; overall G.P.A.: 3.8.

Continuing Education

Academic Awards


Click here for samples. Summary: Academic articles, over a thousand newspaper articles (mostly on technology), book reviews, interviews, creative writing. 


English (expert), German (fluent), French (rudimentary).


Available upon request.


Documentation Team Leader, Manager, Technical Documentation, Technical Writer, Instructional Designer, Technical Editor, Training, Technical Trainer, Program Support, Director, Manager, Software Tester, Public Relations, International Public Relations, PR, Team Leader, Journalist, Journalism, Training and Documentation Manager, Desktop Publishing, RoboHELP, Online Help, Word, FrameMaker, Rational ClearCase, ClearQuest, Visio, PageMaker, Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Office, Windows, Telecommunications, Internet, Language Instructor, HTML, XML