Greg Watkins

Greg Watkins
Lecturer

Greg Watkins is a former associate director and longtime lecturer for the Structured Liberal Education (SLE) program at Stanford University — a year-long, residence-based introduction to the Western tradition. His work at the Center explores bringing the SLE curriculum into high school classrooms. In collaboration with Stanford Digital Education (SDE) and the National Education Equity Lab (NEEL), Greg has been providing a high school course called “Searching Together for the Common Good,” which has a focus on moral philosophy. Part of the course experience for the high schoolers includes weekly opportunities to discuss the material with the instructor and current undergraduates, and students who complete the course receive Stanford University course credit. More information about the running of the course in 2022 can be found here, and the Albuquerque Journal published a story about the impact of the course on high school students at South Valley Academy in 2023. The course is looking to expand to 8 or 9 schools in 2024.

Greg holds doctorates in Humanities and Religious Studies from Stanford University, with research interests focusing on the intersections of religion and art. He also has a master of fine arts in Film Production from UCLA, and his undergraduate degree is from Stanford University. In his free time, Greg enjoys cooking and staying active with basketball, hiking, and weightlifting.

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