212 Graduate Education Building
College of Education and Health Professions
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Angela Watson is a Distinguished Doctoral Fellow and Senior Graduate Assistant 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 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
University of Arkansas - Graduate Certificate, STEM Education in Early Childhood
University of Arkansas - B.S.E. Elementary Education, Highest Distinction
Northwest Arkansas Community College - A.S., Service Learning Scholar
Integrated STEM education and experiential learning
School choice with a focus on homeschooling
Informal education with a focus on culturally enriching field trips
Gender gaps in education and education leadership
Swanson, E., Watson, A., Ritter, G. (forthcoming). Promises Fulfilled? A systematic review of the impacts of Promise Programs. Improving Research-Based Knowledge of College Promise Programs Edited Volume, Laura Perna, editor. Working paper available at: http://www.uaedreform.org/downloads/2016/10/promises-fulfilled-a-systematic-review-of-the-impacts-of-promise-programs.pdf
Beck, D., Watson, A., Maranto, R. (forthcoming). Do testing conditions explain cyber charter schools failing grades? American Journal of Distance Education.
Watson, A. (2018). Is homeschool cool? Current trends in American homeschooling. Journal of School Choice.
Greene, J., Erickson, H., Watson, A., Beck, M. (2017). The play’s the thing: Experimentally examining the social and cognitive effects of school field trips to live theater performances. Forthcoming, Education Researcher. Available at: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=2604854
Maranto, R., Trivitt, J., Nichols, M. & Watson, A. (2017). “No Contractual Obligation to Improve Education: School Boards and Their Superintendents,” Politics and Policy Vol. 45, No. 6 (August) at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/polp.12216/pdf
Watson, A. (2018). Greene grows the arts research in Arkansas. Incite/Insight, American Alliance for Theatre and Education, (3) p.32-35. Accessed at https://view.joomag.com/2018-fall-incite-insight-incite-insight-2018-summer-4/0995738001536762042
Watson, A., Maranto, R. Bell, D. (2018). The fall and rise of home education. Homeschooling in the 21st Century. Book chapter, Routledge, New York, NY, 2018.
Watson, A. (2018). Arts Afield: Feeling a little exposed. National Endowment for the Arts Research Lab, University of Arkansas. Blog post available at: https://nea-research-lab.uark.edu/arts-afield-feeling-a-little-exposed/
Watson, A. (2018). Arts Afield: Cut it out. National Endowment for the Arts Research Lab, University of Arkansas. Blog post available at: https://nea-research-lab.uark.edu/arts-afield-cut-it-out/
Watson, A. (2018). Arts Afield: A changing of the guard. National Endowment for the Arts Research Lab, University of Arkansas. Blog post available at: https://nea-research-lab.uark.edu/arts-afield-the-changing-of-the-guard/
Maranto, R., Trivitt, J., Nichols, M., & Watson, A. (2016). School superintendents have no contractual obligation to improve learning. Brookings, Brown Center Chalkboard. Available at: https://www.brookings.edu/blog/brown-center-chalkboard/2016/05/04/school-superintendents-have-no-contractual-obligation-to-improve-learning/
Advanced Placement in Arkansas: Increasing Equity (2016). Office for Education Policy, 13 (2). (Contributed as Lead Author) Available at: http://www.officeforeducationpolicy.org/advanced-placement-in-arkansas-increasing-equity/