Dr. Paul F. Doherty, Jr. is a Professor in the Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology at Colorado State University (CSU) and he joined the Faculty in 2003. Paul teaches at both the graduate and undergraduate levels and has been recognized for his excellence in teaching with distinctions of being a three-time CSU TILT (The Institute for Learning and Teaching) Fellow, a National Residence Hall Education Program awardee, a Gamma Phi Beta Scholarship and Teaching Excellence honoree, and a CSU PanHellenic Council Outstanding Faculty Member. Paul has also been honored with the Provost’s N. Preston Davis Award for Instructional Innovation, CSU’s Office of International Programs Distinguished Service Award, and the Harry E. Troxell Distinguished Service-to-Students Award in CSU’s Warner College of Natural Resources. Paul is the Director of the Natural Resources Summer Academic Program at CSU’s Mountain Campus and leads a wildlife field course at CSU’s Todos Santos Center in Baja California Sur, Mexico during the winter.
Paul was a Semester at Sea Global Teaching Scholar for the Fall 2017 voyage. Paul’s research has also taken him around the world. Paul helps manage wildlife species, including some that are threatened or endangered. Paul and his colleagues have recently worked on conservation of Dall sheep and waterbirds in Alaska, waved albatross in the Galápagos, jaguars in Mexico, ocelots and wild dogs in Brazil, Irrawaddy dolphins in Cambodia, and birds in Vietnam. In addition to traveling and teaching, Paul enjoys watching birds and wildlife photography.