School of EducationDepartment
Leadership and Special Education: Educational Leadership
ProfileTerri N. Watson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Leadership and Special Education at The City College of New York. Her dissertation, Florida's Definition and Subsequent Calculations of a Public High School Graduate: A Critical Race Theory Analysis, was awarded the 2010 Outstanding Dissertation of the Year Award by the College of Education at Florida Atlantic University. Her research interests include the application of Critical Race Theory to educational policies and successful principals of urban schools.
Dr. Watson is a 2012-2013 Fellow in the Colin Powell Center's Public Scholarship Program. Her research on the lack of college preparation among New York City's graduating seniors and the impact of the city's educational policies, particularly with regard to school closures, was found to be particularly relevant and under-reported.
Watson, T. (2013). Sustaining school leaders: A critical race theory approach. In E. Lyle (Ed.), Bridging the theory-practice divide: Pedagogical enactment for socially just education (pp. 55-71). Big Tancook Island, NS: Backalong Books.
Watson, T. & Sughrue, J. (2013). Who's zoomin' who? A critical race analysis of Florida's public high school graduates. In J. S. Brooks & N. W. Arnold (Eds.), Confronting racism in higher education: Problems and possibilities for fighting ignorance, bigotry and isolation (pp. 181-204). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
Watson, T., & Brown, K. (2010) A public relations nightmare: ACLU class action lawsuit exposes inaccurate and inequitable high school graduation rates. Journal of Public Relations, 31(4), 342-357.
Watson, T., & Hartman, H. (2013) Transformational leaders who practice metacognition. The Professional Journal, New York: The New York Academy of Public Education. Spring 2013, 8-11
Additional InformationService to the Profession
New York City Department of Education, Division of Family and Community Engagement
Education Council Member, Citywide Council on High Schools (Manhattan) 2013-2015
Membership in Professional Societies:
American Educational Research Association
International Association of Laboratory Schools (Journal, Co-Editor)
University Council for Educational Administration
Academic and Professional Honors and Awards:
Fellow, The Colin Powell Center's Public Scholarship Program, 2012 – 2013
Outstanding Dissertation, College of Education, Florida Atlantic University, 2010
Barbara L. Jackson Scholar, University Council for Educational Administration, 2008
Asa G. Hilliard III and Barbara A. Sizemore Fellow, American Educational Research Association, 2008