Martreece Watson, PhD

Assistant Professor
English Department

Martreece Watson

Secondary Location

Hall Memorial Building N207A

Office Hours

MWF 9:00am-9:50am and Tuesday 9am-2pm

  • Ph.D. in Education from The Ohio State University
  • Masters of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction, Education Administration from Ashland University
  • Bachelors of Science in Special Education with an emphasis in Hearing Handicap from Montevallo University

 

Martreece Watson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English. She holds a Ph.D. in Education from The Ohio State University. Her recent publication collaboration focus is on the role of literacy on the postsecondary opportunities of students 
with high incidence disabilities. 


Her doctoral research focused on the language and literacy practices of Black d/Deaf high school students who were on track to graduate with their high school diploma.  The research also delved into the current challenges faced by culturally, linguistically diverse students and their academic needs with a focus on altering the current deficit narrative framing deaf education. Co-constructed conversations of achieving Black d/Deaf high school students’ experiences allowed their perceptions to be heard.

 

She enjoys teaching courses in English language studies, African American literature, adolescent literature and literary studies along with teaching interdisciplinary courses, including "Black d/Deaf Studies: Comparing Multicultural Perspectives."

In 2018, with the support of the Department of English, Dr. Watson implemented the Academic Learning Lab for Student Training, Achievement, and Readiness (ALLSTAR) to support the academic, social and mentoring needs of students of color.

As an avid sports fan, on the weekends, you can find her cheering for her Bison, beloved Buckeyes or Dallas Cowboys.

I teach courses in the English Department and in General Studies.

Specialization: Multicultural and Developmental Education 

Areas of Interest: African American Literature; Multicultural Literature; Adolescent Literature; and, all that is about positivity and building unity!

She enjoys teaching courses in English language studies, African American literature, adolescent literature and literary studies along with teaching interdisciplinary courses, including "Black d/Deaf Studies: Comparing Multicultural Perspectives."

Recent Courses:

  • ENG 50 English Language Studies
  • GSR 102S Critical Reading and Writing
  • GSR 300 Black Deaf People's Experiences and Stories (co-taught w/Dr. Carolyn McCaskill)

Service at Gallaudet:

  • English Department Meeting Secretary
  • English Department Evaluation Committee
  • Represented Department at University Open House
  • Presentation to Tutorial Instruction Services
  • Development of the Academic Learning Lab for Student Training, Achievement & Readiness (ALLSTAR)
  • Committee work within the English Department

Professional Membership:

  • American Education Research Association (AERA) Member
  • Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Member
  • National Association of Multicultural Education (N.A.M.E.) Member
  • National Black Deaf Advocates (NBDA) Member

Publications:

Davenport, D., Watson, M. “Single Case Design Research on Early Literacy Skills of Learners Who Are d/Deaf and Hard of Hearing.” American Annals of the Deaf. Accepted pending revisions.

Council, M., Gardner, R., Watson, M.  "The role of literacy on the postsecondary opportunities of students with high incidence disabilities." In Antonio L. Ellis (Ed.), Transitioning children with disabilities: From early childhood through adulthood. Sense Publishers (2017).

Conference Presentations

  • Workshop Presentation, Hawaii International Conference on Education. January 4-7, 2018.
  • 2018 NTID Presentation Collaborating Together: Gallaudet University and NTID Recruiting, Retaining & Sustaining
  • 2019 Association of College Educators-Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • 2019 Lilly-Bethesda Conference on Designing Effective Teaching
  • 2019 National Black Deaf Advocates Conference

 

 

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