College of Education alumna among 22 Alumni Fellow recipients

October 06, 2021

Jhan Doughty, who graduated from the College of Education in 1994 and 2001, is one of 22 Penn Staters being honored by the Penn State Alumni Association today (Oct. 6) with the Alumni Fellow Award, the highest award given by the Alumni Association.

Jhan Doughty

Jhan Doughty, who graduated from the College of Education in 1994 and 2001, is one of 22 Penn Staters being honored by the Penn State Alumni Association  with the Alumni Fellow Award.

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This year’s award ceremony will be livestreamed by WPSU. Registration is free but will be required to access the livestream link. The program takes place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. ET Oct. 6.

Doughty is the senior program adviser, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), at Educational Testing Service (ETS) in Princeton, New Jersey. In this role, she is responsible for the strategic design and implementation of the talent management and diversity, equity and inclusion portfolio for NAEP which is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subject areas.

Doughty’s previous roles at ETS include leadership positions in learning, organizational development, diversity and inclusion and talent management. Her accomplishments include designing and implementing corporate-wide programs for women, veterans, and underrepresented staff; as well as national talent pipeline programs with universities to provide opportunities for students to gain work experience. Prior to joining ETS, she conducted post-doctoral research at Yale University School of Medicine and held positions at Miami University of Ohio where she was an adjunct assistant professor and served in leadership roles in the offices of the president and provost. She began her career in higher education at Penn State as an adjunct assistant professor in the College of Education.

In 2015, Doughty was recognized by Diverse: Issues In Higher Education as one of Top 25 Women in Higher Education. She served on the College of Education Alumni Society Board of Directors and as the college’s 2013 spring commencement speaker. She is currently president of the college’s newly formed Affiliate Program Group, the Social Equity Alumni Network.

While earning her doctorate degree, Doughty received the graduate school’s 2001 Graduate Assistant Outstanding Teaching Award and the college’s 1999 Graduate Student Recognition Award.

A life member of the Alumni Association, she lives in New Jersey with her children, Jayden and Julia.

The Alumni Fellow program is administered by the Penn State Alumni Association in cooperation with the University's academic colleges, campuses and the Office of the President.

Alumni are nominated by a college or campus as leaders in their professional fields and accept an invitation from the president of the University to return to campus to share their expertise with students, faculty and administrators.

Visit the Alumni Association’s website for more information on the honorees and the award.

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Last Updated October 06, 2021