Office hours: by appointment
Appointed Associate Dean August, 2012
As Assistant Dean at Wurzweiler since 1996, Dr. Jade Docherty has acted as an ombudsman for students, coordinates student services and oversees transcripts for all 400-plus students. She assists students in resolving their issues with respect to registration, scheduling, faculty, disabilities and administration and is the liaison to the University's Counseling Center, Writing Center and Office of Disability Services.
Docherty works closely with the Dean in the implementation of Wurzweiler policies, the hiring of adjunct faculty, the coordination of special projects and other matters of school administration. She collaborates in planning and preparing faculty course assignments and in facilitating resolutions to issues pertaining to their assignments. Docherty is one of the coordinators of the evening program where she provides administrative direction and leadership for all aspects of the program, including the resolution of student issues and the provision of faculty support.
Docherty developed and supervises the Extended Part-Time Advisement Program, which services the needs of 70-plus part-time students. She is responsible for the oversight of provisional status students from the time of their acceptance into the school until the end of the first year.
A native of Scotland, Docherty represented Great Britain in international sporting events as a member of two national teams. She earned a Bachelor of Education from Herriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1977; a master's in human services administration from Antioch/New England Graduate School in 1985; a master's in social work from Wurzweiler School of Social Work in 1996; (recipient of the Faculty Award for Highest GPA) and a doctoral degree from Wurzweiler in 2005. Her doctoral dissertation focused on issues faced by students returning to school following a hiatus in their education. Docherty recently celebrated her 20th year at Wurzweiler.