Bard College at Simon's Rock: the Early College
  1. Home
  2. Academics
  3. Faculty Bios
  4. Division of the Arts
  5. Patty Dooley

Patty Dooley

Faculty Emeritus in Chemistry

Professor Patty Dooley.


PhD in Chemistry, Vanderbilt University
MS in Chemistry, Vanderbilt University
MA in National Security and Strategic Studies, U. S. Naval War College
BS in Chemistry, University of Notre Dame

Patricia A. Dooley is a 1978 Distinguished Military Graduate of the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, where she was commissioned as a Regular Army Second Lieutenant in the Signal Corps. She graduated from Notre Dame with a bachelor of science in chemistry. Additionally, she earned a master of science in chemistry in 1989 and a doctor of philosophy in chemistry in 1998 from Vanderbilt University, and a master of arts in national security and strategic studies (with distinction) from the U. S. Naval War College in 1999. During her Army career, Col. (Ret.) Dooley served successfully in tactical command and staff positions and instructional assignments in Asia, Europe, and the United States, including: Mentor and advisor, National Military Academy of Afghanistan, Kabul, Afghanistan; executive officer, Corps Signal Office (G-6), XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; battalion operations officer (S-3), 82d Signal Battalion, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; general chemistry instructor, assistant professor, organic chemistry course director, and deputy head, Department of Chemistry and Life Science, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York. Upon her retirement from the Army in August, 2008, she assumed a position at Bard College of Simon’s Rock teaching chemistry. In 2014, the graduating senior class presented her with the John A. Glover Award for Excellence in Teaching. (2008–2018)