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About Firm Faith Watson

Firm Faith Watson grew up in Jamaica where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Administrative Management from the University of Technology, Jamaica. She developed a love for teaching while serving as a lecturer at the Jamaica Institute of Management. She later moved to the United States to complete a Master of Science in Education degree with an emphasis in Workforce Education and Development at Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC). Subsequently, she earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Learning Systems Design and Technology at SIUC. She also earned several professional certifications that have honed her faculty development skills.

Firm Faith’s faculty development experiences include serving as the Instructional Designer in the University Center for Excellence in Teaching (UCET) at Indiana University South Bend (IUSB) for over five years. While serving in that capacity, she developed various professional development opportunities to help faculty design and facilitate face-to-face, blended and online courses. She also conducted the annual assessment of the faculty development activities provided by UCET.
Prior to serving at IUSB, Firm Faith served as an online course manager at SIUC, for over five years, where she taught online courses and trained online course managers to teach online.

Positions

Present Director, Faculty Development Center, Murray State University
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