Elizabeth Watson
Associate Professor Email: ewatson@rider.edu
Phone Number: 609-896-5348
Office Location:
Memorial 202I

Faculty Office Hours

Associate Professor
Phone Number: 
Office Location: 
Memorial 202I

Academic Background

Ed.D.  Teachers College, Columbia University

2005 New York, NY

Adult Learning and Leadership

M.B.A. Fairleigh Dickinson University

1994 Teaneck, NJ


Employment Background

Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ

Fall 2007 – present           

Associate Professor and Program Director of M.A. in Organizational Leadership

Department of Graduate Education, Leadership and Counseling

Stevens Institute of Technology

Hoboken, NJ

Fall 1997 – Summer 2007

Progressive positions, culminating as Distinguished Service Professor and Program Director of M.S. in Management

Teaching Philosophy

"Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other."  Benjamin Franklin

Courses Taught

Introduction to Organizational Leadership

Organizational Research

Individual and Group Processes in Organizations


Watson, E (2009) Creativity in Teams:  Collaboration and Learning.  Lambert Academic Publishing.  Book publication date November 19, 2009.

Watson, E (2007, December) Who or what creates:  A conceptual framework for social creativity. Human Resource Development Review, 6 (4), 419-441.

"What Students Learn is dependent on what they already know: Stimulating and guiding the development of mental models." 2009 Annual Conference of the International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning, October 8-10 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Double-blind reviewed submission.

Current Research Agenda

2010 Summer Research Fellowship, Rider University.  

Manuscript in draft:  “Notes from the field:  Representing talk as music.”  Extends the Conversation Analysis research method to capture creative collaboration in action through the metaphor of choral music.

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