Dr. Jamal Watson is the executive editor of Diverse: Issues In Higher Education, the premier news source for higher education and diversity issues. Prior to becoming the top editor of the national magazine, Watson served as a senior staff writer for the magazine for more than a decade.

A graduate of Georgetown University, Watson earned a Masters degree from the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University and a Ph.D. in Afro-American Studies from University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

He is currently at work on a forthcoming biography of civil rights leader and MSNBC television host, the Reverend Al Sharpton.