McClain Watson, PhD
Director of Business Communication Programs
Naveen Jindal School of Management
SM43, 800 West Campbell Road
The University of Texas at Dallas
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
mcclain.watson @ utdallas.edu
2012 – Clinical Associate Professor, Jindal School of Management, The University of Texas at Dallas
2011 – Director of Business Communication Programs, JSOM, The University of Texas at Dallas
2007 – 2012 Senior Lecturer, JSOM, The University of Texas at Dallas, Director, JSOM Business Communication Center
Ph.D. – The University of Iowa. Department of Communication Studies
Dissertation: “Biology, Behavior, Betterment: Stimulating the Plastic Brain.”
M.A., Wake Forest University. Department of Communication
B.S., with Honors, Appalachian State University. Departments of History and Education
2016 – UT Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award, UT-System
2016 – POP Project selected as one of AACSB’s Innovations That Inspire, an initiative to highlight “ways that business schools are changing the face of management education.”
2015 – President’s Outstanding Teaching Award, The University of Texas at Dallas
“Doing Well by Doing Good: Ray Anderson as Evangelist for Corporate Sustainability.” (2011). Business Communication Quarterly, 74(1): 63-67.
“From Interpretation to Identification: A History of Facial Images in the Sciences of Emotion,” History of the Human Sciences, 17(1): 29-51.
Review of The Biology of Communication: A Communibiological Perspective, by Michael J. Beatty and James C. McCroskey with Kristin M. Valencic. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, 2001. Southern Communication Journal, 68(4): 78-79.
“Every Student Can Be a POP Star: Lessons from the Implementation of a Business School-Wide Professional Online Portfolio Requirement.” Convention of the Association of Business Communication, October 2015.
“My Favorite Assignment for ESL Students.” Convention of the Association of Business Communication, Philadelphia, October 2014.
“Do We All Teach ESL Now? Advice for Seizing a Critical Educational and Professional Opportunity” Convention of the Association of Business Communication, New Orleans, October 2013.
“Guiding Digital Natives On Their Own River: Responding and Adapting to the Challenge of Teaching Social Media in the Classroom.” Convention of the Association of Business Communication, New Orleans, October 2013.
TXU Energy, Luminant, City of Garland
CURRENT SCHOOL AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
Teaching Leader, Center for Teaching and Learning, UT-Dallas
Faculty Representative, Student Media Operating Board (University-level oversight)
Coordinator, JSOM PhD Student Teaching Certification
Faculty Representative, UT-Dallas Teaching Award Committee
Program Director: BCOM 3100, 3310, 4350, (40+ sections, 16 instructors, 1600 students per semester)
Member, JSOM Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
Coordinator, JSOM Communication-Enhanced Course initiative (12 instructors)
Faculty Advisor, TEDxUTD
Faculty Advisor, Alif Laam Meem, UT-Dallas Founding Chapter