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Samuel Watson

Part-time/Adjunct Faculty
English

Biography

Academic Background
- Ph.D. Candidate, Education with an Emphasis in Literacy, Utah State University
- M.A., English Rhetoric and Composition, Brigham Young University (BYU)
- B.A., Linguistics with a Minor in Editing, Brigham Young University (BYU)

Professional Experience
With seven years of teaching experience at the undergraduate level, Samuel has served as an adjunct professor at both Brigham Young University and Utah Valley University. Specializing in English and writing, he is deeply committed to enhancing students' literacy and communication skills through innovative pedagogical approaches. His academic interests lie broadly in the realms of rhetoric and composition, with a particular focus on how literacy influences educational outcomes. As a doctoral candidate at Utah State University, he is actively engaged in research that seeks to improve literacy education methodologies.

Teaching Philosophy
Samuel believes in fostering a dynamic and interactive classroom environment that encourages students to challenge their own perspectives and refine their writing skills. He is dedicated to supporting students through tailored feedback and a focus on critical thinking.

Research Interests

Samuel’s current research explores the intersection of literacy and educational technology, aiming to identify strategies that enhance reading and writing proficiency in modern learning environments. His research interests include assessment in education using mixed methods.

Teaching Interests

Creative Writing, Writing Across the Curriculum, Assessment in English and Writing Pedagogy

Education

  • Ph.D., Literacy Education and Leadership , Utah State University (2026)
  • Master of Arts , English Rhetoric and Composition , Brigham Young University (2019)

Licenses and Certifications

  • CITI Training, Human Subjects Research (2023 - Present)
  • American Heart Association, Heartsaver CPR AED (2019 - 2021)

Honors and Awards

  • Influential Instructor Award, Brigham Young University (2022 - 2022)
  • Exceptional Instructor Award, Utah Valley University (2020 - 2020)
  • Rowe Excellence in Teaching, Brigham Young University (2019 - 2019)

Memberships

  • Linguistic Society of America (2024 - Present)
  • Modern Language Association (2024 - Present)
  • National Council of Teachers of English (2024 - Present)
  • Society for the Scientific Study of Reading (2024 - Present)

Professional Citizenship

  • Other, Project Read (2024 - Present)

Courses Taught

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