212 Graduate Education Building
College of Education and Health Professions
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Angela Watson is a Distinguished Doctoral Fellow at the University of Arkansas pursuing a PhD in Education Policy in the Department of Education Reform. She is a graduate of the University of Arkansas with a bachelor of science in elementary education, a graduate certificate in STEM education and is completing a master of arts in teaching mid-level education at Harding University. She was chosen to attend the 2014 Library of Congress Teacher's Institute in Washington D.C., and has presented at state and national conferences. Her research interests include school choice, STEM education, informal education, and the impact of religion on educational outcomes.
- University of Arkansas - Ph.D. Education Policy - (Anticipated 2019)
- Harding University - M.A.T. in Mid-level Education (Pending)
- University of Arkansas - Graduate Certificate, STEM Education in Early Childhood
- University of Arkansas - B.S.E. Elementary Education
- Northwest Arkansas Community College - A.S.
- Integrated STEM education
- Alternative education models (Montessori, homeschooling, and virtual learning)
- Informal education, field trips, and experiential learning
- Impact of religion on academic outcomes
Working Papers and Publications:
- Watson, A., Trivitt, J., Nichols, M. & Maranto, R. (2016). "School superintendents have no contractual obligation to improve learning." Brookings, Brown Center Chalkboard.
- Swanson, E., Watson, A., Ritter, G., Nichols, M. (2016). "Promises Fulfilled? A systematic review of the impacts of Promise Programs." EDRE Working Paper 2016-16.