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
Dr. Dooley is a 1978 Distinguished Military Graduate of the University of Notre Dame where she was commissioned as a Regular Army Second Lieutenant in the Signal Corps. 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 Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; 82nd 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 assume a position at Bard College at Simon's Rock teaching chemistry. In 2014, the graduating senior class presented her with the John A. Glover Award for Excellence in Teaching. Dr. Dooley taught at Simon's Rock from 2008 to 2018.