Jessica Herring Watson, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor

Mashburn 109D

(501) 852-0699

Educational Background

Ed.D. University of Memphis, Instruction & Curriculum Leadership; Concentration: Instructional Design & Technology


MSE University of Central Arkansas, Advanced Studies in Teacher Leadership


BSE University of Central Arkansas, Middle Level Education


Teaching Field Specialization

EDUC 1300 Education as a Profession
EDUC 4210 Integrating Technology and Teaching
ASTL 6305 Classroom Assessment
MSIT 4311 Internship 1
MAT 5320 Classroom Management


Research Interests and Areas

Mills, M., & Herring Watson, J. (2021). Breaking free: The role of psychological safety and productive failure in creative pathmaking. TechTrends.

Herring Watson, J., & Rockinson-Szapkiw, A. (2021, April 8-12). Development of the Intention to Use Technology-Enabled Learning Scale Instrument [Poster Session]. AERA Annual Meeting, Virtual.

Rockinson-Szapkiw, A., Herring Watson, J., Gish-Lieberman, J., & Wendt, J., (2021). A case for a virtual STEM peer mentoring experience: The experience of racial and ethnic minority women mentees. International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education.

Herring Watson, J., & Rockinson-Szapkiw, A. (2021). Predicting preservice teachers’ intention to use technology-enabled learning. Computers & Education, 168, 104207.



Specialty Areas

Research & teaching interests: Teacher Education, Technology-enabled Learning, Digital Equity, Online Education, & Social constructivist approaches to teaching & learning