Vaughn W.M. Watson, Ed.D, speaks at Sharper Focus/Wider Lens “Transforming the World: The Power of Imagination”


Vaughn W.M. Watson is an assistant professor in the Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University.

Vaughn's research focuses on the interplay of literacy learning, reimagining identities, and envisioning civic imaginaries for Black youth, immigrant youth, and youth of color across socio-cultural contexts of English education, hip-hop and education, civic learning and action, and qualitative participatory research methodologies.

He is a former public high-school English teacher of 12 years in New York City.

Prior to teaching, Vaughn published numerous music reviews as former pop music writer for The Providence Journal, and freelance music reviewer for org.

He earned doctor of education from Columbia University.