Diana Watts

Associate Research Fellow at ESPOL

Diana Watts

Associate Research Fellow at ESPOL

Biography

Diana Watts is a Lecturer at the Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced Studies, Environmental Science and Policy Program, Chair of the Business Department at Trinity Washington University, and Research Associate at ESPOL. She recently completed a Research Associate appointment at the College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME.

With an interdisciplinary background in political science and economics, Dr. Watts’ research and teaching focus on adaptation across markets/ politics and civil society in the context of agri-business value chains. A specific interest is on social innovation models that engage business (social entrepreneurs), nonprofits and local governments in emerging forms of municipal governance. Additionally, Dr. Watts is developing a taxonomy of sustainable solutions in the context of multiple policy and action frameworks such as UNSDGs, IPCC Reports, strategic CSR and regenerative economics.

With a passion for classroom teaching, Dr. Watts has designed and developed numerous courses at the undergraduate and graduate level including Sustainable Business, The Business of Food, Is Globalization Good? and Managing Responsible Organizations for the Ecosystem. She received her PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, and a MA degree from Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies (Bologna, IT/ Washington, D.C.)

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