Dr. William Watson is Professor of History at Colorado Christian University. His degrees are from Cal Poly (BA History, 1976), Talbot Seminary (MDiv, 1979), University of California Riverside (MA European History, 1981 & PhD English History, 1995).
He served as a linguist for Army Intel in Berlin (1973-75), taught at a Christian high school in the 1980s and at Azusa Pacific and Cal Baptist in the early 1990s before coming to CCU in 1996. He also teaches occasionally as an adjunct professor in Western Civilization at the University of Colorado Boulder.
He was a Fulbright Senior Scholar to Moldova in 2004 and an Oxford Visiting Summer Fellow in 2007. As a graduate student he studied at the Huntington Library, the British Museum, and Oxford and Cambridge, as well as helping to compile a database on everything published in the English language prior to 1800, allowing all this material to now be available online. His research specialty is 17th and 18th century English Church History, with a doctoral dissertation on the politics of English clergy, and subsequent research on the relationship between religion and science, and now eschatology.
Watson is author of Dispensationalism Before Darby (Lampion Press, 2015).