Dr. Daud Watts is a specialist in both African and African American history. He earned his Ph.D. in African American Studies from Temple University in 2011, his M.A. from Indiana University in 2000, and his B.A. from Trinity College (CT) in 1972. He has also studied at the University of Ghana and Fourah Bay College, Sierra Leone. He taught and produced films for the DC Public Schools, authored materials in the African American History course mandated in the Philadelphia School system, and taught summer courses at the Smithsonian. He most recently taught at Dillard University in New Orleans before the covid-19 pandemic.
Dr. Watts is also a photographer and musician. He has five children, ten grandchildren, and two great grandsons.