Mary Ann Watson

Professor Emerita

Department: Psychological Sciences

Mary Ann Watson


International Studies LGBT+ Issues Psychology/Mental Health Sex Women's Issues


  • Human sexuality
  • Sex education
  • Roe v. Wade
  • Death and dying
  • Clinical psychology issues
  • Sexuality - child predators
  • Transgenderism
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Diversity issues
  • Middle Eastern women's issues


Watson teaches Psychology of Sexuality.

She has taught at Metropolitan State University of Denver since 1974.

Watson has published many papers throughout her academic career, including “SAMD: Diversity Division – My Journey,” “Female Circumcision from Africa to the Americas: Slavery to the Present” and “Bereavement in the Elderly.”

Watson has contributed to several documentaries, including, “Wearing Hijab: Uncovering the Myths of Islam in the United States” and “Africans in America: The Unfolding of Ethnic Identity.”  Watson has won several Telly Awards which honor excellence in film and video productions. Watson also had a cameo role in “Combover: The Movie,” which screened at the Denver International Film Series in 2005.

Watson also maintains a private clinical and consulting psychology practice in Denver.

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