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Jeremy Watts

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Associate Dean, School of Education


  • PhD, Education Sciences, University of Kentucky
  • MEd, Reading, Clemson University
  • BS, Elementary Education, Bob Jones University


  • Adolescent Growth & Development (Ed 322)
  • Content Area Reading & Writing for Early Childhood School Teachers (Ed 359)
  • Content Area Reading & Writing for Elementary School Teachers (Ed 367)
  • Content Area Reading & Writing for High School Teachers (Ed 348)
  • Content Area Reading & Writing for Middle School Teachers (Ed 378)
  • Curriculum Development & Design (Ed 638)
  • Foundations in Reading for Early Childhood & Elementary School Teachers (Ed 305)
  • Foundations in Reading for Middle School & High School Teachers (Ed 306)
  • R2S Content Area Reading & Writing for Early Childhood and Elementary School Teachers (Ed 659)


Dr. Jeremy Watts is originally from Wiesbaden, Germany as his father served in the United States Army. Jeremy completed an interdisciplinary doctor of philosophy degree in education sciences and educational leadership studies from the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY. He studied teacher retention in rural school districts in Eastern Kentucky while exploring why teachers remained in school districts with high teacher retention and in schools with high teacher satisfaction.  Dr. Watts previously served as the Division Chair of Teacher Education.  He now serves as the Associate Dean of the School of Education.

His MEd is in literacy education (P-12th grade) from Clemson University in Clemson, SC.  Dr. Watts' experiences focus on early literacy achievement, including comprehension instruction and literacy response and discussion.  Dr. Watts is currently working toward a publication on a new theory of reading response to oral reading.  He completed his undergraduate degree in elementary education from Bob Jones University. He has taught courses at the elementary, middle, and high school levels of P-12 education and previously taught at the college level. His wife, Paula, is also an educator and on faculty at BJU.  Dr. Watts is excited and passionate about education in the 21st century as being in education is a wonderful calling!  In his spare time he enjoys any kind of travel, reading, making music, following college sports, and spending time with family and their miniature dachshund, Dorrie.