Jeremy Watson, PhD

Pepperdine Graduate School of Education and Psychology

Adjunct Professor


  • BS, University of California, Los Angeles
  • MA, Pepperdine University
  • MS, Illinois Tech
  • PhD, Illinois Tech


Dr. Jeremy Watson is an industrial-organizational (I-O) psychologist with experience in the fields of human resource management and consumer and clinical psychology.

Dr. Watson works with organizations to design and implement fair, valid, and legally defensible HR processes at APTMetrics. He supports practice efforts in the areas of employment discrimination, harassment, and pay-equity disputes by analyzing and devising solutions that resolve litigation. Additionally, he provides consultation in the areas of job analysis, test validation, performance management, organizational surveys, 360-degree feedback, and measurement. He previously worked as a senior marketing scientist for J.D. Power’s Analytical Center of Excellence. He was responsible for research design and statistical analysis for complex, large-scale consumer-based studies and consulting for the Financial Services Practice.

Dr. Watson completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, and received master’s and PhD degrees in industrial-organizational psychology from Illinois Tech. He also earned a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Pepperdine University and has been a licensed marriage and family therapist since 2008.