Dr. Karan Watson currently serves as Professor Electrical & Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University. She is also a Joint Faculty in the Computer Science Engineering Department. She holds a Ph.D. from Texas Tech University. Her research interests include engineering education, organizational change and computer systems. She is the recipient of the following awards: IEEE Fellow, ASEE Fellow, U.S. President's Award for Mentoring Minorities and Women in Science and Technology, The American Association for the Advancement of Science mentoring award, IEEE International Undergraduate Teaching Award and the Texas A&M University College of Engineering Crawford Teaching Award.