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Derek Doughty

Student Success and Financial Aid Advisor


510-841-1905 ext 245


Dr. Derek Doughty joined the team as Student Success and Financial Aid Advisor, a role focused on elevating the student experience and supporting students from admission through graduation. Derek holds a PhD in anthropology and brings more than a decade of higher education experience to this new position. Having worked extensively with, for, and alongside students in various roles, he comes with vision, imagination, and practical know-how. Derek is sure to be a meaningful contributor to the BST community. About his new role, he shares, “I have been blessed to receive an especially warm welcome from the dedicated staff and leadership at BST. Their actions have reinforced my belief that this is the ideal place to embark on the next chapter of my higher education career. Our shared goal of providing effective support for students virtually guarantees the success of our collective efforts in making BST a beacon for spiritual scholars.”
When he’s not working, Derek enjoys time with his family. He is married to Dr. Kyla Doughty and the proud dad of a 3-year-old daughter, Adalai Jay.