My personal credo describes my approach to being a teacher:
If I really want to teach, then I must first understand.
If I really want to understand, then I must first apply.
If I really want to apply, then I must first learn.
If I really want to learn, then I must first observe.
If I really want to observe, then I must first notice.
If I really want to notice, then I must first become aware.
If I really want to be aware, then I must first become open.
If I really want to be open, then I must first become accepting.
~ Gregory H. Watson, 2016
This is the moral code by which I live and work:
- Contribute by improving the quality of life for all and in all.
- Place service to others above selfish objectives.
- Maintain a personal duty of integrity, honesty, and openness.
- Conduct all activities with excellence to benefit humanity.
- Pursue lifelong learning with purposeful objectives.
- Write and speak with clarity about profundity.
- Guide and develop the next generations to sustain the Earth.
Born: Englewood Hospital, Englewood, New Jersey, United States of America on 16 July 1948, eldest of twin boys.
Father: Robert John Watson (1914-1995), born Tenafly, New Jersey
Mother: Anne Bellotte Watson (1919-1999), born Seneca, South Carolina
Raised in Tenafly, New Jersey (1948-1966)
American citizen; Finnish permanent resident
Lives in Kivenlahti, Espoo in the southern Helsinki-Uusimaa area of Finland
Wife: Inessa Alexandra [Belfer] Watson, born Moscow, Russia.
Greg and Inessa share three children, five grandsons, and three adopted children [Scottish Fold-ear, Maine Coon, and Street Cat]
Tenafly High School, Tenafly, New Jersey (1962-1966)
High School Diploma
Taylor University, Upland, Indiana (1966-1970)
B.A., cum laude, majoring in Liberal Arts with Minoring in Chemistry.
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California (1973-1975)
M.S., Systems Engineering Management
National Defense University, Industrial College of the Armed Forces (1979-1981)
Post-Graduate Diploma in Political Economics
Antioch School of Law, Washington, DC (1981-1985)
M.A., Legal Studies
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma (2001-2003)
M.S.I.E., Industrial Engineering
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma (2009-2018)
PhD., Industrial Engineering
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