New England College Names Interim Academic Vice President
President Michele Perkins announces the appointment of Mark Watman as the College’s Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs. Professor Watman will take on the new responsibilities immediately.
Mark Watman is Associate Professor of Writing and Director of the Master of Arts in Professional Writing program at New England College. Professor Watman has been a member of the New England College writing faculty for the past seven years and his work has appeared in numerous journals and publications. He is a graduate of New England College and holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Writing and Literature from Bennington College. He is a Calderwood Fellow for the Teaching of Writing in All Disciplines with specializations in 19th and 20th Century Modern and Postmodern American Poetry.
Over the past few years, Professor Watman has taken on additional responsibilities. As the Associate Dean of Academic Services, he is responsible for all student services relating to tutoring, mentoring, and career planning. In addition, he has overseen the College’s academic program assessment process. With the adoption of NEC’s five-year strategic plan, Professor Watman has taken a leadership role in advancing a number of important initiatives including the move to a year-round academic program.
“Mark Watman has demonstrated outstanding leadership in developing and managing many of the services and programs that are critical to student success at New England College,” remarks President Perkins. “His understanding of the academic needs of our students will play a key role in enhancing a challenging and rewarding academic experience for students at New England College.”