Higher Education Administration
BA, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey; MS, Salisbury University; EdD, Johnson and Wales University
Dr. Angela Watson joined Bay Path College’s Master of Science in Higher Education Administration program in February 2011 as the instructor for MHE 620, The Contemporary College Student.
Originally from New Jersey, Dr. Watson received a Bachelor’s Degree in Literature/Theater Arts from The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey before attending Salisbury University in Maryland for her Master’s Degree. In 2007, Watson received her Doctorate of Education and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies at Johnson and Wales University. The title of her thesis was Parental Involvement in Higher Education: Using the Perceptions of Parents and Administrators as the Basis for Improving Institutional Policy and Practice.
Dr. Watson brings to the program a decade of experience and a wealth of knowledge regarding issues in higher education, in particular in Housing & Residential Education and Parent & Family Relations. Since 2005, Dr. Watson has worked at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth within the department of Housing and Residential Education. In November 2010, Dr. Watson assumed the position of Associate Director of Housing and Residential Education at the University of Massachusetts (UMASS) Dartmouth. Prior to her most recent position at UMASS Dartmouth, she was an Assistant Director of Residential Life at UMASS Dartmouth, an Area Coordinator/Assistant to the Director of Housing at Eastern Connecticut State University, and an Area Director/Counselor for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.
In addition to the duties inherent in her role, Dr. Watson maintains an active research and publication agenda. Most recently, Dr. Watson was highlighted in an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education as a presenter at the annual meeting of NASPA (the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators). She is also a NASPA member and serves on the Parent Research team. She has co-authored articles with the NASPA research team that have been published in Netresults, NASPA’s magazine, on the impact of parental involvement on college student development.