Jamal Watson Jamal Watson is a senior staff writer for Diverse: Issues in Higher Education and has written for the publication since 2005. A native of Philadelphia, Watson earned his Bachelors degree in English and Theology from Georgetown University, a Masters degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and a Masters and doctorate degree in Afro-American Studies from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His writings have appeared in numerous publications including The Baltimore Sun and USA Today.
He is the author of the forthcoming biography on the Reverend Al Sharpton called The Evolution of Al Sharpton: The Provocative Politics of the People’s Preacher which is scheduled to be released by Agate Publishing in 2014. He lives with his wife and son in Herndon, Virginia.