• Senior Lecturer
Walter Daugherity

Educational Background

  • Ed.D., Mathematical Education, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1977.
  • M.A.T., Mathematics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1967
  • B.S., Mathematics, Oklahoma Christian College, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 1966

Awards & Honors

  • Oklahoma Junior Academy of Science, elected to membership, 1961, Oklahoma State University
  • National Science Foundation, Institute for High Ability Secondary School Students, 1962, University of Oklahoma
  • Westinghouse, Science Talent Search national finalist, 1963
  • National Merit Scholarship test, highest score in Oklahoma, 1963
  • Frontiers of Science, scholarship, 1963, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Engineering Club of Oklahoma City, award, 1963, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Oklahoma Christian College, full scholarship (top entering freshman), 1963, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • National Science Foundation, Undergraduate Research Participation Program, 1965, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma
  • Alpha Delta Tau, National Honor Society, 1966
  • Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities, 1966
  • Graduate Record Exam in Mathematics, scored 800, 1966
  • Harvard University, Prize Fellowship, 1966
  • National Science Foundation, Academic Year Institute, 1967
  • Phi Delta Kappa, National Honor Society, 1967
  • Harvard University, Class Marshal for the Graduate School of Education, 1967
  • Harvard University, Bowdoin Prize, bronze medal and cash award for outstanding writing, 1973
  • Association for Computing Machinery, selected as a reviewer for Computing Reviews , 1975
  • Blinn College, Faculty Council Secretary-elect, 1985, Brenham, Texas
  • Harvard University, 350th Anniversary Choir, 1986, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Abilene Christian University, Department of Computer Science Visiting Committee, 1993, Abilene, Texas
  • Association for Computing Machinery, Outstanding Regional Intercollegiate Programming Contest Director Award, 1993, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • World Congress on Neural Networks, Invited speaker, 1993, Portland, Oregon
  • World Congress on Neural Networks, Neural Systems Session Co-chair, 1993, Portland, Oregon
  • Graduate Student Council, 1997 Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award citation: “For your time and dedication to graduate students at Texas A&M.”
  • Named by the TAMU System to The Academy for Educator Development, a major component of The Texas A&M University System’s Regents’ Initiative for Excellence in Education, 2003 (one of only two faculty members selected from the entire College of Engineering)
  • Winner, $500 cash prize, Texas A&M University Academic Integrity Week Essay Competition (Faculty Category), 2004

Selected Publications

  • Daugherity, W. C., and Coulson, R. N., “Knowledge Engineering for Sustainable Agriculture Management,” Proceedings of ICAST 2001 Conference (Beijing, China, November 2001), 2:266, 2001
  • Coulson, R. N., Saunders, M. C., Saarenmaa, H., Daugherity, W. C., and Rykiel, E. J., “A Knowledge System Environment for Ecosystem Management,” book chapter in Klopatek, J. and Gardner, R. (eds.), Integration of Cultural and Natural Ecosystems Across Landscapes: Applications of the Science , Springer-Verlag, 1997 (in press)
  • Coulson, R. N., Daugherity, W. C., Rykiel, E. J., Saarenmaa, H., and Saunders, M. C., “The Pragmatism of Ecosystem Management: Planning, Problem Solving and Decision Making with Knowledge-Based Systems,” Proceedings of Eco-Informa ‘96 Conference (Lake Buena Vista, Florida, November 1996), 10:342-50, 1996.
  • Coulson, R. N., Fitzgerald, J. W. * , Daugherity, W. C., Oliveria, F. L., and Wunneburger, D. F., “Using Spatial Data for Integrated Pest Management in Forest Landscapes,” GIS World (accepted)
  • Daugherity, W. C.; Harris, C. E. , Jr.; and Rabins, M. J., “Introducing Ethics and Professionalism in REU Programs,” Proceedings of the 1995 World Conference on Engineering Education (Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 1995).
  • Coulson, R. N., Daugherity, W. C., Vidlak, M. D. * , Fitzgerald, J. W. * , Teh, S. H. * , Oliveria, F. L., Drummond, D. B., and Nettleton, W. A., “Computer-based Planning, Problem Solving, and Decision Making in Forest Health Management: An Implementation of the Knowledge System Environment for the Southern Pine Beetle, ISPBEX-II,” Proceedings of the IUFRO Symposium on Current Topics in Forest Entomology (Maui, Hawaii), 1995.
  • Yen, J., Daugherity, W. C., Wang, H. * , and Rathakrishnan, B. * , “Self-Tuning and Self-Learning Fuzzy Systems,” book chapter in Yen, J., Langari, R., and Zadeh, L. (eds.), Industrial Applications of Fuzzy Logic and Intelligent Systems , IEEE Press, 1995.
  • Daugherity, W. C., Video review of Introduction to Biological and Artificial Neural Networks for Pattern Recognition, by Steven K. Rogers, in IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks , Vol. 5, No. 5, 1994.
  • Teh, S. H. * , Daugherity, W. C., and Coulson, R. N., “A User-Centric Methodology for Building Usable Expert Systems,” Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Industrial and Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems (Austin, Texas, May-June 1994), 45-48, 1994