JoAnn Ford Watson, PhD

JoAnn Ford Watson, PhD

Professor of Christian Theology and Spiritual Formation

Dr. Watson was drawn to Ashland Theological Seminary because of her great interest in training students for ministry. In the classroom, she is a constant source of encouragement, giving students the boost they need to really succeed.

In addition to her work as a professor, Dr. Watson is also an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church USA. Over the years, she has pastored and ministered at churches in New York, New Jersey, and Ohio. She also served as a hospital chaplain in Atlanta, Georgia. Throughout her own ministry experiences, she has become a great supporter of women in ministry, knowing that women play a key role in Kingdom work and service.

Dr. Watson has a strong gift of compassion. Though ATS students are the current recipients of that gift, Dr. Watson has been on an incredible journey of compassion for many years. She even worked as a missionary volunteer with Mother Teresa and the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India. At the Charity, Dr. Watson saw Mother Teresa and the other nuns model the simple love of Jesus with an incredible generosity of spirit.

Dr. Watson enjoys traveling, her favorite destinations being Europe and Asia. She is also very fond of music. Dr. Watson and her husband, Duane, have one daughter, Christina.

Contact jwatson@ashland.edu 419-207-9630
Denomination Presbyterian
Education PhDNorthwestern University MDiv Princeton Theological Seminary BADepauw University
Current Classes SPF 5541 Spiritual Formation Core (1): Spiritual Disciplines SPF 5542 Spiritual Formation Core (2): Prayer

JoAnn's Published Books

Selected Spiritual Writings of Anne Dutton: Eighteenth-Century, British-Baptist, Woman Theologian (Vol. I: Letters) ISBN: 978-0865547940 View on Amazon
Selected Spiritual Writings Of Anne Dutton: Eighteenth-Century, British-Baptist, Woman Theologian (Vol. II: Discourses, Poetry, Hymns, Memoir) ISBN: 978-0865547957 View on Amazon
Selected Spiritual Writings of Anne Dutton: Eighteenth-Century, British-Baptist, Woman Theologian (Vol. III: The Autobiography) ISBN: 978-0865549081 View on Amazon
Selected Spiritual Writings of Anne Dutton: Eighteenth-Century, British-Baptist, Woman Theologian (Vol. IV: Theological Works) ISBN: 978-0881460292 View on Amazon
Selected Spiritual Writings of Anne Dutton: Eighteenth-Century, British-Baptist, Woman Theologian (Vol. V: Miscellaneous Correspondence) ISBN: 978-0881460537 View on Amazon
Selected Spiritual Writings of Anne Dutton: Eighteenth-Century, British-Baptist, Woman Theologian (Vol. VI: Various Works) ISBN: 978-0881461541 View on Amazon