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Division of Professional Practice

Joy Watson, PhD

Assistant Professor


Joy Watson is an assistant professor in the University of Cincinnati’s Division of Professional Practice and Experiential Learning where she is the co-op advisor for electrical and environmental engineering students.  She completed her Ph.D. in the College of Engineering at the University of South Carolina in August 2011. Her doctoral work focused on preparing engineering Ph.D. students for careers in industry.  She obtained her B.S. and M.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with her master’s research focusing on the rheology of ionic liquids and cellulose solutions.  While at the University of Tennessee, she participated in the co-op program and was appointed a co-op ambassador, mentoring undergraduate students pursuing industrial internships.  Most recently she collaborated with B3 Solutions, Temple University, and the U.S. Navy to develop a logistics/IT course for low-income, high potential middle and high school students.  Some of her other experiences include working as a processing engineer in the pulp and paper industry, a patent examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and a NSF GK-12 Fellow at the University of South Carolina. 


University/College: University of South Carolina
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Degree: Ph.D.

University/College: University of Tennessee
Major: Chemical Engineering
Degree: M.S.

University/College: University of Tennessee
Major: Chemical Engineering
Degree: B.S.