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Lem Watson, EdD

Antioch University Graduate School of Leadership and Change

Dr. Lemuel (Lem) Watson will be joining the Graduate School of Leadership and Change (GSLC) as Core Faculty and Professor of Inclusive Leadership and Change, beginning this coming summer, July 2022. Dr. Watston brings amazing experience, deep knowledge and expertise, and extraordinary breadth to GSLC students’ learning and the PhD in Leadership and Change program’s capacity to achieve our goals. Most recently, he has been the Acting Vice Provost of Diversity and Inclusion at Indiana University Bloomington (IUB), where he also served as Faculty Affiliate in African American and Africa Diaspora as well as Faculty Affiliate in Gender Studies, and had been Dean of the School of Education, which is consistently ranked as one of the top education schools in the US. Before that, and over the course of many decades, Lem has been Professor of Adult and Higher Education, Professor of Education Leadership, Faculty Associate for LGBTQ Studies His research areas include mindfulness leadership, social justice and public policy, underrepresented populations, higher education. Dr. Watson is a scholar, practitioner, a poet, a coach and a minister. Suffice to say, he is interdisciplinary to his core and a bridge-builder in all he does.

Educational History

  • Doctor of Education (Higher Education/Policy), Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
  • Master of Arts (Adult/Student Development), Ball State University, Muncie, IN
  • Bachelor of Science (Management), The University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
  • Certified Teacher, Mindfulness Leadership, Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute
  • Certified Mediator, National Association of Certified Mediators, New York, NY
  • Certified Master Coach, The Behavioral Coaching Institute, Sydney, Australia
  • Certified Trainer, Center for Entrepreneurial Resources, Ball State University
  • Certified Systems Engineer, Electronic Data Systems Corp., Plano, Texas

Lemuel Watson, EdD

Professor of Inclusive Leadership and Change,


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