Colleen Watson


CB 315

Retired Business Executive/Entrepreneur/ Docent at Minneapolis Institute of Arts/ Singer in One Voice mixed chorus

What courses do you teach at Augsburg? In which program(s)?

Intro to Marketing/ Consumer Behavior/ Sales Management / Key 490:

Tell about a memorable classroom experience.

An inmate from Shakopee Women’s Prison wrote me a note to tell me the class I taught her changed her life. She went on to graduate as Valedictorian of her class and delivered the commencement speech.

In what area(s) do you conduct research?

Career development and living your dreams. I am always working on the top careers to pursue post college and how to get the job you want.

List your honors and distinctions.

Graduated with distinction from Morris top of my class at Augsburg. Named Alumni of the decade for 90s at Augsburg. Honor from many volunteer organizations: Rotary/MIA/One Voice/St. Anne’s

Why should someone study in your area at Augsburg?

I teach the human side of business and make the real world part of the classroom. My students learn something in my classes and walk away wiser for taking my class. The feedback I receive is extremely positive and I am rated one of the finest teachers at Augsburg.

What else would you like students to know about you?

I am a requested keynote speaker on how to find the job of your dreams. I have met one on one with many students to help them with their career search. Also, many students ask me to be a reference for them post college.


  • B.A., University of Minnesota – Morris
  • M.A., Augsburg University