Dr. Doughty joined the faculty in Fall 2006 after spending several years teaching at Lake Superior State University in Michigan. She earned her MA from Indiana State University and her PhD from the University of Oklahoma. A generalist, she has taught classes in linguistics, composition, and literature, particularly children's literature, and published the book Folktales Retold: A Critical Overview of Stories Updated for Children in 2006. Dr. Doughty's research interests are varied but lean toward the intersection of literature and linguistics, as well as language in popular culture. She has also done extensive research in folktales and folktale revisions. Her most recent research includes papers examining magic and technology in the Harry Potter, Artemis Fowl, and Faerie Wars series; language attitudes about the Junie B. Jones series; and storytelling, fate, and self-determination in Robin McKinley's folktale revisions. Her newest book, "Throw the book away": Reading versus Experience in Children's Fantasy, was released in Fall/Winter 2013.