Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership
School of Higher Education, Leadership, and Policy
Degree ProgramDoctor of Education (EdD)
Dr. Don Wattam's formal training is in educational leadership. Dr. Wattam served as an elementary, middle and high school principal in the state of Montana. He then moved in to higher education positions related to educational leadership, more specifically in the area of principal, superintendent and higher education administrator preparation. At Walden University, he teaches the doctoral capstone and serving as a mentor to doctoral students. Dr. Wattam has served on numerous doctoral student dissertation and project study committees.
Dr. Wattam’s current research interests focus primarily on principal preparation programs, education law and the use of social media.
BS, Montana State University - Northern
MEd, Montana State University - Northern
EdD, The University of Montana
Awards / Honors
College of Education, University of Idaho, Outstanding, , 2009
Graduated Cum Laude, Montana State University-Northern, 1997
Graduated with Departmental Distinction, Montana State University-Northern, 1997
M. Bush, Williams, S., Wattam, D. K., Evans, R. (2007). Select Appropriate Assessment Methods