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Watson Chooses Professor Life


Tamara Wolcott Watson has enjoyed her transition to the classroom. She worked in communication/marketing for many years and felt the time was right to teach a subject she loves. This is her second year at Southwestern Adventist University (SWAU) as an assistance professor of communication. She previously served as the communication director of the Georgia-Cumberland Conference of Seventh-day Adventists in Calhoun, Ga.


She says that the students at SWAU have made the change easy. She teaches classes in media writing, social media, persuasion, and visual communication as well as media management, media law and ethics, and advertising. The ability to create something new and follow through with strategies excites her.


Over the years Watson has worked for many organizations including the Adventist church, higher education, as well as construction and health care companies. She enjoys the challenges and changes communication offers. Some of her favorite things in communication are writing, design, strategy, and social media. These are not in any particular order.


When not in the classroom she likes to bake and hike as well as spend time with her family. Her husband, Jeff, works for Microsoft as a senior project manager. They have three children, Jake, a news producer for a television station in Chattanooga, Tenn., Sofie, a communication coordinator for Fox News in New York City, and Olivia, a student at Universidad Adventista Del Plata in Argentina.



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