Dr. Mary Katherine Watson is currently an Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at The Citadel. Prior to joining the faculty at The Citadel, Dr. Watson earned her PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering from The Georgia Institute of Technology. She also has BS and MS degrees in Biosystems Engineering from Clemson University. Dr. Watson’s research interests are in the areas of engineering education and biological waste treatment.
Dr. Watson is performing at the very highest level of scholarly achievement and contributing immensely to the success of the Department and School of Engineering. Furthermore, her work has far-reaching regional, national and international impact in advancing engineering educational practice and engineering student development.
Jeff Davis, Ph.D., P.E., The Citadel School of Engineering
Dr. Watson is the recipient of the 2022 Civil Engineer Educator of the Year Award. The Award comes from the The South Carolina Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Jeff Davis, the head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, nominated Dr. Watson. Learn more about her achievements >>
Water / Wastewater Systems, Environmental Engineering, Fluid Mechanics
Ph.D. Civil & Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013 M.S. Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011 M.S. Biosystems Engineering, Clemson University, 2009 B.S. Biosystems Engineering, minor Environmental Engineering, Clemson University, 2007
Research and Professional Interests
Sustainable Engineering and Environmental Engineering