Ashford University Leadership

Bob Daugherty Bob Daugherty

Executive Dean - Forbes School of Business & Technology™

Bob Daugherty joined Ashford University in September 2015. As Executive Dean of the Forbes School of Business & Technology, Mr. Daugherty oversees all academic, curricular, and co-curricular policies and programs for the school. His duties include coordinating faculty in various academic environments, as well as serving as a liaison with accrediting agencies.

Prior to joining Ashford University, Mr. Daugherty served as the CEO of the Jack Welch Management Institute, where he successfully grew the school and oversaw its merger with Strayer Education. He also served as Chairman of Eduventures and as CEO of Cognitive Arts, a leading provider of instructional design technology for colleges and universities.

Mr. Daugherty also possesses extensive experience teaching and leading university students and corporate clients. He has served on various panels at conferences and symposiums, speaking on topics ranging from international higher education to venture capital investing. Most recently, Mr. Daugherty served as a Fulbright Specialist, participating in a program funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs where he worked with college and university presidents and boards in Africa and the Middle East.

Mr. Daugherty holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Harvard University, a master’s degree in American Studies from Columbia University, and a master’s degree in Management from the University of Cambridge.

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