Angela L. Watson, PhD

Associate Professor

Oral Roberts University

Graduate Center 2C 17

7777 S. Lewis Avenue

Tulsa, OK 74171


Biography

Education
Ph.D., 2011 Oklahoma State University Educational Psychology
Stillwater, Oklahoma Research, Evaluation, & Leadership
M.A. 2006 Oral Roberts University Educational Administration
Tulsa, Oklahoma Secondary Public Schools
B.S.E. 1989 Arkansas State University Secondary Education
State University, Arkansas English
Teaching and Administrative Experience
2016-present: Associate Professor, Department of Behavioral Sciences, College of Science and Engineering, Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Teaching undergraduate psychology courses including Principles of Psychology, Experimental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Child and Adolescent Psychology, Behavior Management, and Advanced Psychology Seminar; Supervising students’ senior thesis capstone research projects.
2013-2016: Assistant Professor, Department of Behavioral Sciences, College of Science and Engineering, Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Taught undergraduate
psychology students and supervised students’ senior thesis capstone research projects.
2012-2013: Assistant Professor, School of Education, Oklahoma Wesleyan University, Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Taught M.Ed. students; Supervised candidates’ extended
action research projects; Collaborated with candidates and mentors to plan and implement appropriate 240+-hour-long internships; Designed and oversaw performance-based competency data collection and analysis via candidate Chalk and Wire electronic portfolios; Worked with dean on program reporting for accreditation.
2011-2012: Assistant Professor, School of Education, Oklahoma Wesleyan University, Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Taught undergraduates. Worked with dean to write M.Ed.
program for building level administrator licensure by the Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation.
2010 - 2014: Elementary Academic Principal, Summit Christian Academy, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Working with K-6 teachers to assess and develop pedagogical expertise leading to improved student learning outcomes.
2008: Graduate Teaching Assistant of Educational Psychology, Applied Health and Educational Psychology, Oklahoma State University, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Taught junior
and senior level undergraduates.
2006 - 2008: Administrator, ORU eAcademy, School of Education, Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Coordinated enrollment, curriculum, and development at Oral
Roberts University eAcademy serving 3rd-12th grade students. Focused on program growth through marketing and customer service and by developing administrative
information processing systems.
2006: Administrative Intern, Edison Preparatory School, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Worked with administrators in secondary Tulsa Public School serving more than 2000 students.
Shadowed principals, attended staff meetings, and assisted with preparation of reports such as state-mandated school improvement plan (SIP) and special education
documents.
1994 - 1996: Program Director, Child Development Center, Grace Baptist Church, Durham, North Carolina. Served children from 2 years of age through 2nd grade. Hired and trained lead teachers and teachers’ assistants. Oversaw school budget, compliance with licensing requirements, and staff management.
1992 - 1994: Assistant Director, Christian Education, Melodyland Christian Center, Anaheim, California. Coordinated and directed Christian education for junior and senior high departments.
1990 - 1992: Assistant Director, Christian Education, Family Church, Bryant, Arkansas. Developed Christian education program, recruiting and training teachers and
assistants, and ordering all curriculum and materials.
1989-1990: Assistant Director, Christian Education, Eastview Christian Fellowship, Indianapolis, Indiana. Developed Christian education program, recruiting and training teachers and assistants, and ordering all curriculum and materials.
1989: Secondary English Teacher, Nettleton High School, Jonesboro, Arkansas. Substituted for previous critic teacher during her extended maternity leave. Prepared lesson
plans and taught three 9th grade English classes; one 9th grade Remedial English class; one 10th grade through 12th grade Speech and Drama class, and one 12th grade
Advanced Literature class.

Research Interest

Scientific Activities

Honors and Awards
2016 Outstanding Faculty Member, College of Science and Engineering, Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Oklahoma
2016 Excellence in Integration of Faith and Learning Alumni award; Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Oklahoma
2016 Outstanding Dissertation Award; American Educational Research Association, Religion and Education SIG, Washington, DC.
2008 Outstanding Service Award, Kappa Delta Pi, Alpha Beta Lambda, Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Oklahoma
2006 Outstanding Graduate Achievement Award, School of Education, Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Professional Societies
American Educational Research Association, Washington, D.C.
American Evaluation Association, Fairhaven, Massachusetts
American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.
International Society for the Scientific Study of Subjectivity
Kappa Delta Pi, Alpha Beta Lambda, Indianapolis, Indiana
National Scholars Honor Society, Carpentersville, Illinois

Publications

Watson, A. L. & Goodwin, E. B.(under revision). Christian spiritual maturity, subjective well-being, and religious ego identity development in private university students. Journal of Psychology and Theology.
Lim, H. A., & Watson, A. L. (2018). Musical tasks and energetic arousal. Journal of Music Therapy, 55(1), 109-131. https://doi.org/10.1093/jmt/thx020.
Kaneta, L. A., & Watson, A. L. (2017). The effect of mobile telephone electromagnetic field on human brain bioelectric activity and information processing speed. Psychology and Cognitive Sciences Open Journal, 3(4), 105-109. doi: 10.17140/PCSOJ-3-331
Foubert, J. D., Brosi, M. W., Watson, A., & Fuqua, D. R. (2015). Precursors to and pathways through conversion: Catalytic experiences of born again Christian college students. Growth: Association for Christians in Student Development. 14(1), 2-15.
Yang, H., Cho, Y., & Watson, A. (2015). Classroom motivational climate in online and face-to-face undergraduate courses: The interplay of gender and course format. International Journal of ELearning & Distance Education, 30(1).
Watson, A. L. (May, 2015). Educational Psychology. In G. T. Kurian & M. A. Lamport (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Christian Education. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press.
Watson, A. L. (May, 2015). Emotional Development. In G. T. Kurian & M. A. Lamport (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Christian Education. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press.
Watson, A. L. (May, 2015). Moral and Ethical Development. In G. T. Kurian & M. A. Lamport (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Christian Education. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press.
Watson, A. L. (May, 2015). Psychology. In G. T. Kurian & M. A. Lamport (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Christian Education. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press.
Watson, E. W., & Watson, A. L. (May, 2015). Research. In G. T. Kurian & M. A. Lamport (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Christian Education. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press.
Watson, E. W., & Watson, A. (2014). The love of God: An interdisciplinary approach to developing and measuring spiritual maturity based on a Johannine love ethic. In C. S. Keener, J. S. Crenshaw, & J. D. May (Eds.), "But these are written...": Essays on Johannine literature in honor of Professor Benny C. Aker. Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications.
Watson, E. W., & Watson, A. L. (2013). Building construct validity for a new measure of Christian spiritual maturity. The Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning for Christians in Higher Education, 6(1), 18-28.
Foubert, J. D., Watson, A., Brosi, M. W., & Fuqua, D. R. (2012). Explaining the wind: How self identified born again Christians define what born again means to them. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 31(3), 215-226.
Watson, A. (2011). A developmental approach to measuring spiritual maturity from a Christian perspective. Ann Arbor, MI: UMI Dissertation Publishing.

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