Director, Center for Research on Vermont at UVM
Richard Watts is director of the Center for Research on Vermont at UVM, co-director of the Reporting and Documentary Storytelling program and the founder of the Community News Service, an academic-news partnership with a mission to provide content to community news outlets and give students applied learning experiences. Watts has a master’s degree in journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School at Syracuse University and a doctorate related to media studies from the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources. Watts has worked as a reporter, campaign manager, policy analyst and researcher.