John Robertson Watt, PhD

John Robertson Watt

Title: Vice President, Educator, Researcher

Tarpon Springs, Florida, United States

John Robertson Watt, PhD, Vice President, Educator, Researcher, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Research.

Dr. Watt is very proud of his book on saving lives in wartime China, “Saving Lives in Wartime China: How Medical Reformers Built Modern Healthcare Systems Amid War and Epidemics, 1928-1945,” which includes his prodigious amount of research and restored numerous Chinese people into recorded Chinese history who had been left out before. He is the author of such works as Health Care and National Development in Taiwan 1950-2000” and “The District Magistrate in Late Imperial China,” which was released in 1972. Dr. Watt is currently the vice president of the ABMAC Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing health care education in the People’s Republic of China.

Dr. Watt is a recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, and is currently retired from his role at Primary Source of Watertown, MA. He was born in Rugby, in Northern Ireland, Great Britain, and served from 1953 to 1954 as a second lieutenant in the British Army, with combat in Malaysia. His initial education was with the University of Oxford in European history, and he became involved with postgraduate coursework in Chinese at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. He later received a master’s degree from Harvard University. Dr. Watt earned fellowship from the Social Science Research Council from 1964 to 1966, and completed a PhD in 1967 from Columbia University.

Following his doctorate, Dr. Watt worked with such prestigious institutions as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Redlands, holding positions with the Johnston Center for Integrative Studies and serving as dean of Windham College for two years. He later became involved with Episcopal and Methodist-Baptist church activities, and served as an executive secretary for the Committee on International Relations Studies with the People’s Republic of China from 1986 to 1992. Dr. Watt’s latest book is now published in Chinese by Fudan University Press, and he is completing his next work, “The Wisdom of the Covenants and their Relevance to Our Times.”

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