Allyson L. Watson will assume the role of interim provost and vice president for academic affairs at Florida A&M University. She will be responsible for overseeing all matters pertaining to the University’s academic programs, activities, and support services.
Dr. Watson was named dean of the College of Education at Florida A&M University in 2019. Before coming to Florida A&M, she was dean of the College of Education at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. Earlier, Dr. Watson spent nearly 14 years on the faculty at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, where she held the
Dr. Watson has focused her research on urban education, faculty of color in higher education, and urban school and university partnerships. She is a full professor and tenured graduate faculty with a substantial amount of teaching experience in courses such as educational research, advanced educational measurements and statistics, public school relations, and instructional strategies.
Dr. Watson holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida. She earned a master’s degree and a doctorate in educational administration, curriculum, and supervision from the University of Oklahoma.