Mr. Joe Dougherty earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Villanova University and a Master of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). Mr. Dougherty retired from a career that began in public accounting with Deloitte & Touche and culminated with Investment Management in Dallas, Texas. Most recently, he was president of Pyxis Capital LP in Dallas, Texas and a partner at Highland Capital Management, LP, where he spent most of his career starting as a portfolio analyst, also in Dallas. Prior to this, he was an investment analyst at Sandera Capital Management in Dallas, a business development manager at Akzo Nobel in Dallas, and worked in middle-market services for Deloitte & Touche in Dallas. Mr. Dougherty brings a wealth of experience in accounting and finance to this position that will complement the Accounting Department&rs quo;s academic expertise.