Title and Department
Course Director
Center for Professional Health
Instructor in Medicine
Department of Medicine
Professional bio

Qutina J. Watson, Ed.D. is an Instructor of Medicine within Vanderbilt University School of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Watson received her bachelor’s degree from Lane College (Jackson, TN), and a master’s and Doctor of Education degrees from Capella University (Minneapolis), with volunteer retention rates as her dissertation focus.

Dr. Watson was previously the Interim Assistant Vice President for Strategic Retention and Student Success at Wiley College (Marshall, TX). In her role as Interim Assistant Vice President, she provided leadership and oversight for efforts in retention, college access, and academic success. Her collaboration with senior leadership, peers, and faculty allowed for a strategic plan focused on closing achievement gaps within the institution. Notably, Dr. Watson was a lead member for the institution’s retention and accreditation efforts to conduct training and insight, with the overall mission of the College at the forefront.

Prior to working at Wiley College, Dr. Watson served in various roles as both an educational advocate and early childhood education administrator with 10 years of proven achievement in leading teams, planning, and implementing programs focused on educational access and academic success. She has been a requested keynote speaker at a collegiate convocation and a presenter at various collegiate workshops, as well as multiple religious engagements. Dr. Watson is also a published author.