Mary Anne Watson
Education1970 Wake Forest University, B.A.
1976 University of South Carolina, MBA
1988 University of South Carolina, Ph.D.
Courses TaughtDynamic Leadership
Leading for Performance
Global Organizational Behavior
Career SpecialtiesPursuant to her field of organizational behavior, Mary Anne Watson specializes in leadership development and team building.
Professional and Community Activities:Mary Anne Watson directs the MBA Leadership Coaching Program, which brings to campus more than 120 area business leaders who voluntarily mentor first-year MBA students.
Before becoming an associate dean, she led efforts to internationalize the curriculum and faculty at the Sykes College of Business. She wrote and directed two internationalization grants from the U.S. Department of Education that led to the introduction of the international business major. She also has developed and conducted cross-cultural training programs for international student exchange and language organizations such as the American Language Academy and Youth for Understanding.
Watson served as president of the North American Case Research Association and hosted the organization’s 2003 convention in Tampa. She has published more than 40 cases and articles and has made numerous presentations.