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Dr. Emily DoughtyDr. Emily Doughty is the current Sister Liguori Lawton Endowed Professor in Nursing.

Doughty earned her bachelor of science in nursing from the University of Louisiana at Monroe (then Northeast Louisiana University) in 1976, her masters in nursing from Texas Woman's University in 1979 and her doctorate in education from Nova Southeastern University in 2010.

Doughty is currently the Director of the Kitty DeGree School of Nursing. She joined the ULM faculty as an assistant professor of nursing in 1993 and became department head in 2004. She previously served as an assistant professor of nursing at Grambling State University.

Doughty has taught a variety of nursing courses during her years as a professor, with topics ranging from beginning and advanced surgical nursing to pediatric and obstetrical nursing.

She has also received grants to fund her research of more than $9,000 from the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

Her doctoral research concerned mentoring and how it affected job performance and personnel retention in the nursing profession.


About the Endowment: 

The Sister Ligouri Lawton Professorship in Nursing endowment was established to encourage and reward excellence in teaching, learning and research at ULM.