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
- School choice
- Alternative education models such as Montessori, homeschool, and virtual learning
- Informal education such as field trips and experiential learning
Working Papers and Publications:
- Watson, A., Maranto, R., & Bell, D. (2017). The fall and rise of home education. Homeschooling in the 21st Century. Book chapter, Routledge, forthcoming.
- Watson, A., Maranto, R., & Beck, D. (2017). Do testing conditions explain cyber charter schools failing grades? Revised and resubmitted.
- 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. Working Paper.
- Maranto, R., Trivitt, J., Nichols, M., & Watson, A. (2017). No contractual obligation to improve education: School boards and their superintendents. Politics and Policy, 45 (6).
- Maranto, R., Trivitt, J., Nichols, M., & Watson, A. (2016). School superintendents have no contractual obligation to improve learning. Brookings, Brown Center Chalkboard.
- Advanced Placement in Arkansas: Increasing Equity (2016). Office of Education Policy, 13 (2). (Contributed as Lead Author).
- Swanson, E., Watson, A., Ritter, G., & Nichols, M. (2016). Promises Fulfilled? A systematic review of the impacts of Promise Programs. Working paper.