C. Edward Watson, Ph.D.

Currently Associate Vice President for Quality, Advocacy, and LEAP Initiatives with the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) and formerly Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Georgia, Dr. Watson is nationally recognized for expertise in active learning, classroom practice, course design, faculty development, student learning outcomes assessment, ePortfolios, open education resources, student success, and as a futurist for higher education.

News: Recent and Upcoming

Recent and Upcoming

Upcoming speaking engagements; recent interviews and quotes; and forthcoming book information can be found here.

Selected Invited Keynotes

I'm often invited to college and universities as well as national conferences to speak on a range of higher education teaching and learning topics. A selected list of recent and upcoming speaking engagements can be found here.

In the News

Recently quoted in the New York Times, the Chronicle of Higher Education, CNN, NPR, Campus Technology, EdSurge (1 and 2), and University Business Magazine regarding current teaching and learning issues in higher education.

 

New Books in 2017

January 2017 saw the publication of Teaching Naked Techniques:  A Practical Guide to Designing Better Classes (Jossey-Bass) with José Bowen. Playing to Learn with Reacting to the Past: Research on High Impact, Active Learning Practices (Palgrave Macmillan) will be published in October 2017 with Chase Hagood.

Portfolio

Below are highlights of my work, activities, and accomplishments.

Biography

An overview of my professional accomplishments and activities can be found here, including current projects with teh Association of American Colleges and Universities.

Consulting

I am often invited to campuses to assist with a range of challenges, projects, and goals associated with student success, teaching and learning, and higher education organization.

Teaching and Research

Teaching is my passion, and it is reflected in my accomplishments and my research interests, which include instruction’s impact on student success and the future of higher education.

Professional Service

I share my expertise with colleagues, organizations, and institutions through a range of professional service. This includes work at university, state and national levels.

Photo Gallery

See me at work teaching classes, leading workshops, chatting with colleagues, and providing conference addresses. Also, see how I spend my time outside of work.

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