Dr. Dyan Watson serves as the social studies coordinator for the secondary program in teacher education. Watson began her professional career as a GED instructor for young mothers in Portland and then taught social studies at Sunset High School in Beaverton, Oregon. There she developed and taught the first African American history course, and helped create and implement a school-within-a-school program for freshmen and sophomores.
At Harvard University, Watson served on the inaugural steering committee for the Alumni of Color Conference held annually at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. She also taught courses in research methods and supervised teaching candidates at the Divinity School and the Graduate School of Education.