Nathan Washington Dougherty
(23 Mar 1886 - 18 May 1977)
American engineer who spent 40 years at the University of Tennessee, first as department head in civil engineering (1916-40), and later as dean of the College of Engineering (1940-56). He also had a long association with the Southeastern Conference (SEC) and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.
Science Quotes by Nathan Washington Dougherty (1 quote)
The ideal engineer is a composite.
He is not a scientist, he is not a mathematician, he is not a sociologist or a writer. But he may use the knowledge and techniques of any or all of these disciplines in solving problems.
— Nathan Washington Dougherty
Student, Teacher, and Engineer: Selected Speeches and Articles of Nathan W Dougherty (1972), 33.