Dr. Deborah L. Watts

Deborah Watts

Director, Graduate Student Services

615-966-5193 Office

615-828-3541 Cell

Deborah.Watts@Lipscomb.edu

Office:  Swang 258

 

Education:

Ed.D., Leadership and Professional Practice, Trevecca University (2013)

MBA, Leadership, Lipscomb University (2000)

B.S., Organizational Communications, Lipscomb University (1998)

 

Teaching and Research Interests

Leadership and Perceived Leader Integrity

Emotional Intelligence

Ethics

Organizational Behavior

Talent Management

Entrepreneurship

Higher Education

 

Professional Experience

2006 – 2013 Organizational Development Consultant, Watts Consulting                                                           

1998 – 2006 Director, Organizational Development, America’s PowerSports (APS), Inc.

1997 – 1998 Executive Assistant to the President, OMC Boat Group

1995 – 1997 Implementations Analyst, Bankers Trust

 

Academic Experience/Speaking Engagements

 

Adjunct Faculty:        Miller-Motte Technical College, Nashville TN, Summer 2013                      

                                    Course:  Principles of Management

 

Speaker/Presenter:     MBA Women International Leadership Conference, Summer 2013

                                    Conference Title:  THRIVE

                                    Presentation:  Emotional Intelligence:  Why it Matters

                                    to You and Your Leadership Success.

 

Visiting Lecturer:       Miller-Motte Technical College, Nashville TN, Spring 2013

                                    Topic:  Emotional Intelligence and Your Success

 

Development:             Trevecca Nazarene University, Nashville, TN, Fall 2012

                                    College of Lifelong Learning

                                    EDU 5005:  Online Teaching

 

Visiting Lecturer:       Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN, Spring 2003

                                    Financial Management and Strategy - MBA Course

                                    Topic:  Employee Integration and Talent Management after a Merger

 

Visiting Lecturer:       Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN, Spring 2002

                                    Financial Management and Strategy - MBA Course

                                    Topic:  Mergers and Acquisitions – HR’s Role          

 

Adjunct Faculty:        Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN, Spring 2001

                                    Course:  Principles of Marketing

 

Professional Organizations

Member, National Association of MBA Women International

Member, Academy of Management

Member, Human Capital Institute

Member, American Society for Training and Development

 

Inspirational Thoughts:

“No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful.  Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.”  Hebrews 12:11

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”  Jeremiah 29:11

Esse Quam Videri – To be rather than to seem to be.