Associate Professor, Management and Organizational Development
PhD in Organizational Behavior with a minor in Sociology, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
MEd in Guidance and Counseling, Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
BS in Psychology, Howard University, Washington, DC
Research & Teaching Interests
Professor Watkins’ research interests are in the area of gender, diversity, modern sexism, sexuality in the workplace, and organizational politics.
Industry & Academic Experience
Professor Watkins has done consulting work for NASA, The Legal Sales and Service Organization (LSSO), and Springboard-Partners. She has also worked as marketing manager for ClubMom, Incorporated. Prior to joining the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University, Professor Watkins was an instructor at Tulane University where she taught undergraduate business classes.
Services to the Profession
Professor Watkins is a member of several professional organizations, including Academy of Management, American Psychological Association, and Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
Awards & Recognition
2007 INFORMS Organization Science Dissertation Competition Finalist
2007-2008 Murphy Center for Ethics and Public Affairs Graduate Fellowship, Competitive fellowship in support of dissertation research.
2006 NASA Grant ($184,000) to empirically analyze the sustainability of two shuttle program locations in the Gulf Coast region after Hurricane Katrina (Research Team: Anari, A., Boswell, W., Umphress, E. E., Zardkoohi, A., Ren, R. L., Watkins, M. B. & Triana, M., Texas A&M University)