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Dr. Stacia Watkins
Assistant Coordinator, UWC

Office: Ezell 119; Phone/Voice Mail: 494-8932

Dr. Stacia Watkins is the Assistant Coordinator for the University Writing Center at MTSU. She graduated from Western Kentucky University with an English B.A. specializing in Poetry Writing in 2001, from MTSU with an M.A. in English focused on Television Studies in 2004, and from MTSU with a Ph.D. in English specializing in Rhetoric/Composition and Popular Culture in December of 2008. After teaching high school and middle school, tutoring in the University Writing Center, serving as a mentor and an administrator for both the Writing and Teaching Assistants, and instructing several freshman English courses,she was awarded the John N. McDaniel Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2006 and a Richard C. and Virginia Peck Award in fall of 2006. Stacia has published in COMPbiblio: Leaders and Influences in Composition Theory and Practice and in Southern Discourse, and she is a co-author of the freshman text The Pop Culture Zone: Writing Critically about Pop Culture (Wadsworth/Cengage Learning, 2009) and the in-house text Surviving Freshman Composition (5 th and 6 th editions). She serves as the New Professional/Student Member at Large on the Executive Council of the Popular Culture Association of the South (PCAS/ACAS) and as Assistant Editor of Studies in Popular Culture. An active member of the Conference on Composition and Communication (CCCC), the Research Network Forum (RNF), the Popular Culture Association (PCA), and the Southeastern Writing Center Association (SWCA), Stacia also teaches several freshman, sophomore, and senior courses in the English department. Moreover, as the picture above suggests, she enjoys spending her free time with her husband Cody and puppy Allie.