Henry L. and Grace Doherty Visiting Professorship
TypeProfessorship / Research Fund
PurposeFunds will allow for visiting professorships within the Department of Ocean Engineering and Marine Sciences. (GF000106)
The occupant of this chair would be chosen for their interdisciplinary accomplishments that would benefit not only the Department of Ocean Engineering and Marine Sciences, but the entire Florida Tech community. Contract typically associated with one-year visit and in exceptional circumstances, a one-year extension.
Henry Latham Doherty was born in May 15th, 1870 in Columbus, Ohio. He was a leader in the oil industry, president and co-founder of the Cities Service Company- which later became CITGO Petroleum Corporation, and philanthropist.
When he was only 12 years old, Doherty was hired by Columbus Gas Company and worked his way up to become the Chief Engineer at the age of 20. Later, Doherty became acting president and treasurer of the Denver Gas & Electric Company. In 1905, he started Henry L. Doherty & Co., a company that provided technical and financial consulting services to utility companies, and five years later, he had begun Cities Service Company. Additionally, in 1916, he established the Doherty Energy Research Laboratory Co. (DORELCO) in Oklahoma.
Doherty was recognized and awarded several times for his contributions to the development of scientific methodology in the petroleum industry. Correspondingly, he was awarded the Franklin Institute’s Walton Clark Medal in 1931 and, in 1969, Columbia University added his name to the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.
Doherty met Mrs. Grace Eames in New York, NY, got married in 1928 and adopted her daughter from a previous marriage. Henry Doherty died in December 26th, 1939. However, The Henry L. and Grace Doherty Charitable Foundation, located in New York, NY, primary promotes the marine science and education, and assists institutions engaged in oceanographic activities.
2000 Dr. Anne C. Steinmann
2001 Dr. Joseph A. Angelo
2002 Dr. Stefan M. Groghowalski
2003 Dr. Michael Hartnett
2004 Ms. Diane D. Barile
2004 Mr. Frank R. Leslie
2004 Mr. Michael E. Splitt
2005 Dr. In-Young Gong
2006 Dr. Christopher Waldmann
2007 Dr. Kenyon C. Lindeman
2008 Dr. Martha F. Wolfe
2009 Dr. Ronnal P. Reichard
2011–12 Mr. Christopher Combs
2013–14 Mr. Carlton R. Parks
2014–15 Ms. Leesa Souto
2016–17 Dr. Claudia Listopad
2017–18 Dr. John “Travis” Hunsucker
2018–19 Dr. Jeffry Eble
2019 Dr. Christopher Collimore
2020–21 Mr. Joel Tumbiolo