William J. Doherty was president of NCFR from 1998-99. He was named a NCFR Fellow in 2004. He co-founded and chaired the Family and Health Section 1984-1986, served on the Nominating Committee 1987-1988, and was Program Vice-President 1992-1993. He was co-founder of Men in Families Focus Group 1992-1995. He was awarded the Margaret E. Arcus Award for Outstanding Contribution to Family Life Education, 2005. He was co-editor of "Sourcebook of Family Theories and Methods: A Contextual Approach", New York: Plenum. His research interests include Democratic Community Building with Families; Citizen Health Care; Marriage; Fatherhood; Community Engaged Parent Education; Families Dealing with Chronic Illnesses; and Ethics. Dr. Doherty studied at the University of Connecticut under former president and professor, Eleanor Luckey and NCFR member, Robert Ryder. From them he learned to integrate both research and practice and to see families humanistically as well as systems. He earned both his Masters and Ph.D degrees at the U. of CT. He is a licensed marriage and family therapist, and family scholar at the University of Minnesota, in the Family Social Science Dept. He has authored many books and journal articles including Soul Searching: Why Psychotherapy Must Promote Moral Responsibility (1995).