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John G. Watson
Professor of Education

Division: Communication Division
Office: Center for Communication and Business (CCB) 213
Phone: (310) 506-4242
E-mail: john.g.watson@pepperdine.edu

  • Ed.D., Education, University of California, Los Angeles, 1984
  • M.A., Teaching, Pepperdine University, 1975
  • B.A., Political Science, Pepperdine University, 1972
Courses:
  • First-Year Seminar: Why Sports? Understanding Its Impact on Society
  • Introduction to Sport Administration
  • Experiential Learning in Sport Administration
  • Sport Facility and Event Administration
  • Sport Administration Internship
  • American People and Politics
Key Awards/Affiliations:
  • Coordinator of the Sport Administration major
  • Director of Athletics (1998-2010)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association: Committee on Women's Volleyball (1999-2001), Management Council (2005-2008), Leadership Council (2008-2010), Governance Committee (2006-2008), Advisor to National Student-Athlete Advisory Council (2007-2010)
  • West Coast Conference: Executive Committee (1984-1992; 1998-2010), Strategic Planning Committee (2002-2005), Chair, Director of Athletics Committee (2005-2007), Men's Basketball Committee (2000-2010), Advisor to Conference Student-Athlete Advisory Council
  • Mountain Pacific Sports Federation: Administrative Council (2000-2010), Men's Volleyball Coaches Liaison (2002-2009)
  • National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (1998-2010): Division I-AAA Executive Board (2003-2006)
  • Los Angeles Sports Council Board of Directors (2005-2010)
  • Los Angeles Sports Council Foundation Board of Directors (2005-2010)
  • Visiting Professor at Pepperdine Campuses in London (1997/1998 academic year and summer 2010 and 2013) and Heidelberg, Germany (Summer 1985 and 1991)
  • Harriet and Charles Luckman Distinguished Teaching Fellow (1996-2001)
  • Freshman Seminar Advising Award (1993)
  • Kappa Delta Pi National Honor Society
  • Director of Semester in Washington, DC (1992-1998)
  • NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative (1995-1998)
  • Director of the Institute for American Studies (1995-1997)
  • Vice President for Student Affairs (1984-1992)
  • Vice President for Administrative Affairs (1982-1984)
  • Acting Dean for the School of Professional Studies (1980-1982)
  • Chair, Human Resource Management Division (1979-1980)
  • Director of Business Services (1977-1979)
Academic Interests:
  • Governance of intercollegiate athletics
  • How student-athletes find athletic and academic success
  • Study of athletic department academic support programs