LTC (RET) Joseph Doty, PhD
Vice President and Principal

Catalyzer has been fortunate to enjoy Dr. Joe Doty’s engagement and expertise since our very earliest days as a company. Joe brings a level of intensity, curiosity, and intellect to our programs that substantively influences curriculum development and program execution for the better. He is considered one of our most accomplished senior facilitators. In 2017, Joe was selected as a Director for the organization and will serve in that role through 2018.In addition to his Ph.D. from the University of Northern Colorado, Dr. Doty has received two other Master’s-level degrees, one from Indiana University and a second from the U.S. Naval War College. When not involved in Catalyzer activities, Dr. Doty currently serves as the Executive Director of the Dr. John Feagin Leadership Program, and Associate Director of the Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) curriculum at the Duke University School of Medicine. The Feagin Leadership Program is dedicated to developing ethical leaders of character, a mission that closely follows Joe’s passions and unique personal and professional background. Formerly, Dr. Doty worked as a leadership and ethics advisor in the Centre for Leadership Development, Singapore Ministry of Defence (MINDEF). Joe lived in Singapore for three years. (2010-2013).

During his 28 years in an Army uniform, Dr. Doty served in a series of operational and academic assignments, each increasingly difficult in terms of both mission and responsibilities. Highlights include leading a battalion-level, field artillery organization in Europe (400 Soldiers) as its Commander, serving as an Associated Professor of Physical Education at West Point (2007-2008), and then promotion to become the Deputy Director, Center for the Army Profession and Ethic, where he served until retirement in 2010. His military awards and decorations include the Ranger tab and U.S. Army Airborne wings.

An avid reader and writer, Joe enjoys thinking, learning, and helping others to think and learn, in turn. Dr. Doty is a frequent contributor to the Military Review on a variety of leadership and character development subjects. He is an avid sports and current affairs fan, and enjoys yard work, fitness, and a good cup of coffee.

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