Karan Watson, Ph.D, P.E.
Provost Emeritus, Regents Senior Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
College of Engineering, Texas A&M University
Karan L. Watson, Ph.D., P.E., is currently Provost Emeritus and a Regents Senior Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, having joined the faculty at Texas A&M University in 1983 as an Assistant Professor. She is also serving as the Co-Director of the Institute for Engineering Education and Innovation. She has served in numerous administrative roles at Texas A&M University, including: provost and executive vice president, vice provost, dean of faculties and associate provost, interim VP for diversity, and associate dean of Engineering. Dr. Watson is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), the American Society for Engineering Education, and the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Her awards and recognitions include the U.S. President’s Award for Mentoring Minorities and Women in Science and Technology, the American Association for the Advancement of Science mentoring award, the IEEE International Undergraduate Teaching Medal, and numerous faculty awards at Texas A&M University. She has served as President of ABET and the President of the Education Society of IEEE.