Associate Professor, Health & Society and Political Science
As Associate Provost, Watson is charged with expanding partnerships.
Watson, who has been co-director of the College’s Career Channels program since 2022, will help expand the college to support student recruitment and career development opportunities.
Since then, he has served on search committees to hire faculty in biology, chemistry, sociology, and political science, and on governance committees encompassing areas ranging from professional development and academic and strategic planning to teaching and learning.
Watson has received many accolades, including Beloit’s highest teaching honor, the Underkofler Teaching Award, for giving students his undivided attention in and outside the classroom.
As a community advocate for positive change, Watson has served on the Beloit Police and Fire Commission and as a faculty advisor for the Beloit Public Health Initiative, a student-led nonprofit. He helped spearhead the Why Bother, Wisconsin? student voting initiative that increased turnout at the city polls, and advocates for giving students across the United States the day off from classes on general election days in November.
Watson earned a B.A. in religious studies/Japanese studies from William & Mary, an M.A. in international peace studies from the University of Notre Dame, and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of New Mexico.
Stories Written on Beloit.edu
- Get ready to vote in the Feb. 21 Supreme Court primary (Feb 10, 2023)
- Learning from the frontlines of healthcare (Nov 15, 2022)
- Why the Why Bother Wisconsin? campaign matters (Aug 23, 2022)
- Ron Watson (May 1, 2018)