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Staff Spotlight: Dr. Ashley Watts

 Ashley Watts headshot.

Dr. Ashley Watts coordinates the mentoring and tutoring programs in the West Virginia University Honors College and is the faculty sponsor for the Mountaineer Tutoring Network. She also serves as the academic advisor for exploratory students in the Honors College, helping those students consider their interests and options across WVU.

Dr. Watts was recently awarded the Outstanding Advisor Award from the Honors College, and also serves as a certified Gallup CliftonStrengths Coach, helping Honors students discover their strengths and how to use them to be successful in college and beyond.

Dr. Watts joined the Honors College team in January 2016. As a student at WVU, she completed bachelor of science degrees in animal & veterinary sciences in May 2006 and agricultural and environmental education in December 2006. In May 2008, Dr. Watts earned her master of science degree in agriculture and extension education, and just this past May, she proudly earned her doctorate of philosophy in human and community development!

Dr. Watts is a native of Augusta, West Virginia, and graduated from Hampshire High School. Her favorite thing about working in the Honors College is the supportive environment where students can explore, engage and create. She is continually impressed by Honors College students’ resilience, curiosity, grit, passion and motivation.

Growing up on a farm, she has always been drawn to nature and its simplicity. In her free time, you will find her outside with her dog Ben, hiking, biking and enjoying the great outdoors.