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Mark Stephen Doherty

Mark Stephen Doherty

BSJ, MSPE, PhD

School of Medicine

Associate Dean, Clinical Sciences / Alumni Director

At St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine, Dr. Mark Doherty has direct reporting responsibilities to the Chancellor and Clinical Dean and oversees the clinical rotations for medical students throughout the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. This oversight includes synchronous and asynchronous communication with the students, as well as ongoing policy development. Additional responsibilities include accreditation data gathering, preparation, and reporting, as well as licensure reports and school/accrediting body site visits.

Dr. Doherty began his professional activities in 1991 as an adjunct instructor of health and wellness courses while completing his Ph.D. at Ohio University. Following the completion of his Ph.D. in Education, Dr. Doherty served as the Coordinator for Marketing, Health Promotion, and Special Events for WellWorks, Ohio University’s employee wellness program. He was in charge of supervising and evaluating student staff members, clerical staff members, and certified massage therapists. Dr. Doherty was instrumental in developing various aspects of the program’s health marketing strategies, including special events, Web site, logo development, mission statement, etc. and the initiation of the therapeutic massage program.

In 1997, Dr. Doherty moved to Louisiana to begin a professorship at The University of Louisiana Monroe where he worked with his colleagues to broaden the scope of the Kinesiology Department. He served on a variety of university committees, served as the Secretary of the Faculty Senate, and was instrumental in the success of numerous state and national accreditation site visits.

As a faculty member, Dr. Doherty was responsible for academic advising, class development/instruction/evaluation at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He was promoted to Department Head where he supervised faculty (full and part-time), Outside of work, Dr. Doherty is a sports official who works youth, high school, and adult ice hockey, lacrosse, and soccer. He is also an avid photographer and guitarist.
College Student Services, Health Education, Worksite Health Promotion
Nov. 2002 Campbell, W., Doherty, M., Williamson, L., Out of Bounds: Adolescent Drinking and Smoking Behavior. LAHPERD Journal, 66 (1), 12-15
College Student Higher Education; Health and Wellness
Oct. 1-3, 2020 Presented “Interactive Online Coaching to Pass USMLE STEP 2 CS - I.C.E.” with Dr. David Salter at the Family Medicine Education Consortium. Held virtually due to COVID pandemic.

Nov. 1-3, 2019 Presented “The Role of Asynchronous Online Self-video during Orientation to Clinical Clerkships” with Dr. David Salter at the Family Medicine Education Consortium, Lancaster, PA.

Apr. 11, 2008 Presented “Referee… You’re Under Stress” at the American Alliance for Health, Recreation, and Dance State National Convention, Fort Worth, TX

Apr. 8-12, 2008 Presented podcasting project of Fitness and Wellness Council sessions at the American Alliance for Health, Recreation, and Dance State national convention, Fort Worth, TX

Jan. 31, 2008 Participated in the creation of a “Prior Learning Assessment” portfolio as part of the Continuum for All Louisiana Learners (C.A.L.L.) program, Alexandria, LA

Nov. 1, 2007 Presented “Student Leaders: Where is Your Web site?” at the Louisiana Association of Health, Recreation, and Dance State convention, Baton Rouge, LA

Apr. 28, 2006 Presided over “Using Microsoft Producer and PowerPoint” at the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance National convention, Salt Lake City, UT

Apr. 28, 2006 Co-facilitated “HEDIR Technology Seminar” at the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance’s convention, Salt Lake City, UT.

Mar. 2-3, 2006 Presented “A Balancing Act: Stress and The Working Professional’s Perspective” at The Louisiana Society of Radiologic Technologists Mid-Winter Seminar, Monroe, LA

Feb. 11, 2006; Presented sessions on technology for physical education/health Nov. 11-12, 2005; K-12 teachers as part of LaHealth Grant, Monroe, LA and Baton July 15-16; 2005 Rouge, LA

Apr. 15, 2005 Presented “Creating Digital Public Service Announcements” at the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance National Convention, Chicago, IL

Mar. 30-Apr. 3, 2004 Co-presented research on the attitudes of northern Louisiana parents and school administrators toward sexual practices items on the 2003 Youth Risk Behavior Survey of at the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance’s Southern District, New Orleans, LA

Feb. 7, 2003 Presented “Out of Bounds: Adolescent Drinking and Smoking Behavior” at the American Alliance for Health, Recreation, and Dance Regional convention, Savannah, GA

Nov. 1-3, 2002 Presented “Out of Bounds: Adolescent Drinking and Smoking Behavior” at the Louisiana Association of Health, Recreation, and Dance State convention, Baton Rouge, LA

Nov. 1-3, 2002 Presented “Interviewing Techniques for Students in Collegiate Health and P.E. Programs” at the Louisiana Association of Health, Recreation, and Dance State convention, Baton Rouge, LA

Sept. 2002-present Faculty participant in ULM’s Emerging Scholars program mentoring students researching a variety of health and wellness topics, Monroe, LA

June 6, 2002 Presented “Using Technology and Game Formats in Health Education” at the Association of Professional Health Educators of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA

Nov. 7-9, 2001 Presented “Interviewing Techniques for Students in Health and P.E. Programs” at the Louisiana Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance State convention, Baton Rouge, LA

Nov. 7-9, 2001 Presented "Power Up Your Health Education Presentations" for the Association of Professional Health Educators of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA

Nov. 11, 2000 Presented “Creating and Delivering a Community Health Course via Compressed Video” at the Louisiana Association of Health, Recreation, and Dance's State convention, Baton Rouge, LA

Aug.-Nov. 2000 Coordinated the General Division’s presentations for the Louisiana Association of Health, Recreation, and Dance State convention, Baton Rouge, LA

Nov. 13, 1999 Presented “Accessing Health Via Children’s Literature” at the Louisiana Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance State convention, Alexandria, LA

Nov. 12, 1999 Presented “Creating and Delivering Web-Based First Aid” at the Louisiana Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance State convention, Alexandria, LA

Aug. 13, 1998 Presented “Improving The Delivery of Stress Reduction Programming To Your Employees” as part of the Louisiana Society of Human Resource Management Regional conference,
Monroe, LA

May 10, 1998 Presented “Balancing Work and Family” to the North Monroe Lions Club, Monroe, LA

Apr. 23, 1998 Presented “Stress Reduction in the Workplace” to the Monroe, LA Society of Human Resource Management Group, Monroe, LA