Dr. Jody Taylor Watkins has worked at Saint Joseph’s College for 30 years. She presently divides her time between the Library and teaching in both the Department of Sociology and in the Core program. In her work in the Library, she serves as Research/Assistant Librarian. In the Department of Sociology, she teaches Culture & Society, Gender & Culture, Ethnography, and Social Change. In the Core program, she has taught in Cores 1, 3, 4, 7, and 8, and has lectured in Cores 1, 3, 4, and 6-9. Most of her Core teaching has been in the Intercultural portion of the program (7 and 8), of which she served as Director for many years.
Dr. Watkins is a native New Englander, having grown up in Presque Isle, Maine, a community just a few miles from the Canadian border. She completed her BA in English, with a minor in History, at the University of Maine at Presque, from which she graduated in 1983 as Valedictorian. She then went on to earn her Master’s in Library Science at Vanderbilt University. Shortly after completion of that degree, she came to Saint Joseph’s College. During her time at the College, she went on to earn her Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology at Purdue University.
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