Ainsley Watt


  • Assistant Dean for Strategy and Planning

Ainsley Watt joined the Provost’s Office in June 2020. In her current role, she works directly with Dr. Isabelle Cherney, Vice Provost of Graduate Education. The two work hand-in-hand on a number of aspects of graduate education at the College, including providing a framework for coordination across the schools and the offices that are connected to graduate programs and students.

Prior to becoming a member of the Provost’s Office, she was Assistant Dean in the division of graduate, research, and continuing studies, and before that, Assistant Dean with a focus on undergraduate programs in the Girard School of Business. Prior to joining Merrimack, Watt spent a decade at Clark University in what was then the Graduate School of Management, where she held a variety of roles within admissions, academic affairs, student services, and career services.

M.B.A., Clark University 
B.S., Environmental Science, University of New England