New England College Promotes One of Its Own To Vice President for Academic Affairs
New England College is pleased to announce the formal appointment of Mark Watman to Vice President for Academic Affairs. In this role, Mark will be responsible for overseeing and implementing the academic programs and structures of the College’s undergraduate and graduate offerings. He has held an interim role since June of 2012 where he earned the confidence and support of faculty, staff, students, trustees, and senior administration.
“Mark demonstrates an endless dedication to NEC and a strong desire to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, students, and administrators in the best interests of the College,” says Michele Perkins, Ed.D., President, New England College. “I am delighted to announce Mark’s appointment and I look forward to working with him for years to come.”
Mark is a resident native of Henniker, NH, and a proud graduate of NEC, having earned his Bachelor of Arts in English from New England College, and his Master of Fine Arts in Writing and Literature from Bennington College, VT. As a faculty member, Mark is an Associate Professor of Writing, and he has served administratively as Associate Dean of Academic Services, and Director of the Master of Arts in Professional Writing program at New England College. Mark has a breadth of academic and administrative experience in both undergraduate and graduate education including an emphasis on teaching, online and hybrid course development, academic support services, retention initiatives, curriculum development, and assessment processes. He has been Chair of the Assessment Steering Committee, Chair of the Curriculum Committee, and is a Calderwood Fellow in the teaching of Writing in all disciplines. As a poet and non-fiction writer, Mark’s work has appeared in numerous national publications. Mark is currently pursuing his Doctorate of Education in Higher Education Administration.
About New England College
New England College emphasizes experiential learning as an essential component in the development of an enduring academic community. Building upon a strong liberal arts foundation, we challenge our students to reach their full potential through informed discourse and the pursuit of excellence in a framework of academic freedom. New England College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges Inc. (NEASC) through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. The Teacher Education Program (and the majors in Elementary Education, Physical Education, Secondary Education, and Special Education) are approved by the New Hampshire Department of Education.