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Wanda Watson

Instructor of Teaching and Learning

B.A., Stanford UniversityM.A., Stanford University, School of EducationEd.D., (candidate) Teachers College, Columbia University


Wanda Watson is an instructor in the Adolescent and Special Education program at LIU Brooklyn campus. Her interests lies in critical inclusive and culturally relevant education for traditionally marginalized students. Her academic interests involve critical inclusive education, social justice education, youth activism, and the intersections of race, class, gender, and education.

She has previously served in various capacities as a middle school educator in Oakland, Harlem, and Washington Heights. She has been an instructor and supervisor for the Teachers College Inclusive Education Program and a staff developer and researcher for the Inclusive Classrooms Project.


Inclusive education, urban teacher education, community-based and informal educational spaces


Watson, W., Sealey-Ruiz, Y., Jackson, I. (In press). Daring to care: The role of mentoring Black and Latino male high school students. Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Education.

Jackson, I., Sealey-Ruiz, Y., Watson, W. (In press). Reciprocal love: Mentoring Black and Latino males through an ethic of care. Journal of Urban Education.