Mr. Watson is finishing his PhD at UC Irvine (Expected Dec. 2019). He has study Mandarin Immersion programs and is an expert in curriculum.
He also holds 2 Masters. MA University of California – Irvine (2017)
Sociology. Thesis: Keeping Up With the (Zh)oneses: Mandarin Immersion and School Choice and MA Washington University in St. Louis (2013) in East Asian Studies. He speaks Mandarin and lived in Chongqing for 4 years observing education there. Field Exams: Consumption in Modern China, and finally BA University of Missouri – Columbia (2005)
He is a current PhD candidate in Sociology at the University of California - Irvine. His experience in the classroom dates back to over ten years, and he intends to continue serving as a teacher and mentor inside and outside of the classroom. He has experience working in an educational environment with students that possess a wide-range of abilities and represent different age groups. Also, he is experienced with what is required in preparation for working with people from different backgrounds and cultures.
His current work examines how recent immigrants, primarily from East Asia, impact native-born Americans. I explore these phenomenon by investigating Black and White student enrollment in foreign language immersion programs.