Judy Watts

United States
Judy Watts

Judy Watts is a doctoral candidate in the school of communication at The Ohio State University where she studies the persuasive effects of entertainment and narratives on individuals. More specifically, she studies children’s learning from educational media and adult attitudes on social topics as a result of media exposure. Judy is primarily a quantitative researcher with experience in qualitative methods.

Before pursuing her Ph.D., Ms. Watts worked in local government agencies in Bend, Oregon and Little Rock, Arkansas where she directed outreach efforts to capture public feedback on long-term community planning processes. Ms. Watts has previously been active on several boards involving organizing an annual Earth Day event as well as founding Yogathon Arkansas, a nonprofit that encourages people to try yoga classes.

In her spare time, Judy enjoys time with her rescue dog Simon, attempting to grow a vegetable garden, and vegan cooking.

Geographic experience

North America



Experience as a coach (formal/informal)


Experience as a facilitator

10 years

UFacilitator stage


Judy would be good at collaboratively working on projects particularly in the sectors of land use and transport planning, and other such projects that need effective communication and community outreach.


Environmental sustainability, Land use, housing, city planning, Policymaking


  • Methodologies creatively used: World Cafe, Liberating Structures, Scenario planning, SWOT analysis, National Issues Forum
  • Extremely calm and positive
  • Quantitative research, survey methods, data compilation
  • Extensive experience working with communication and community outreach, particularly in the context of transportation and land use

Areas of development and learning

  • How to effectively coach and mentor facilitators
  • Other facilitation methods (e.g. Open Space Technology and Human-Centered Design)
  • Virtual presence as a facilitator

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