Carol Watson
Professor Email:
Phone Number: (609) 896-5069
Office Location:
Sweigart Hall 246

Faculty Office Hours

Mailing Address:
2083 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Phone Number: 
(609) 896-5069
Mailing Address: 
2083 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Office Location: 
Sweigart Hall 246

Areas of Expertise: Individual and group leadership skills; career development; conflict management and negotiation

Background Information

  • Doctor of Philosophy, 1980, Columbia University, Social and Organizational Psychology
  • PostMaster Degree as an Educational Specialist, 2004, Rider University, Counseling Services
  • Master of Arts, 1975, Stanford University, Psychology
  • Bachelor’s of Arts, 1968, University of Akron, Economics

Refereed Articles

  • Meric, I., Watson, C., & Meric, G. (2012). Company Green Score and Stock Price. International Research Journal of Finance and Economics.
  • Meric, I., Watson, C. D., & Meric, G. (2011).  Company Green Score and stock Price.   International Research Journal of Finance and Economics, 82.
  • Watson, C., Donovan, J. J., & Ruble, T. (2009).  Assessing Business Students' Leadership Self-Efficacy.  Journal of Learning in Higher Education.

Presentation of Refereed Papers

  • Watson, C. D. & Meric, I. (2011).  Leadership Development: Does it Work.  Global Business Development Institute, Hilo, Hawaii.
  • Watson, C. D. (2009).  Sustainability: What it is and Why it Matters to Management Professors. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Watson, C. D. (2009).  Assessing Business Students' Leadership Self-Efficacy. International Conference on Learning & Administration in Higher Education, Nashville, Tennessee.


  • 2009:  Best Paper Award, International Conference on Learning and Administration in Higher Education.
  • 2004:  Received 2004 Best Paper Award from Group Organization Management.
  • 2002:  Received Center for Innovative Instruction Award.
  • 2001:  Advisor Appreciation Award – Rider University.
  • 1991:  Innovative Teaching Award Business Advisory Board, College of Business Administration


  • 2011:  I was selected by an Andrew J. Rider scholar (Ms. Kim Orozco) as the individual at Rider who has influenced her most. I was recognized at the Founder's Day ceremony to celebrate the Rider Scholars on November 5, 2011. Andrew J. Rider Scholar.
  • 2004:  Inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa, Honorary Leadership Society.
  • 2003:  Received Faculty Developmental Leave.
  • 2001:  Davis Fellowship Recipient.
  • 2001:  Sam Walton Fellow.
  • 2000:  Davis Fellowship Recipient
  • 2000:  Sam Walton Fellow.
  • 1999:  Sam Walton Fellow.