Prewitt joined the faculty in the department of English at Lipscomb in 1979. In 1997 Mr. Prewitt joined the staff of the Office of the Provost, serving as director of Academic Program Development. In 2002 he was appointed Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, continuing his work in academic program development as well as overseeing General Education, Adult Studies, Study Abroad, the University Library, Academic Advising and Support Services, and the Honors program. In 2009 he was named Associate Provost for Student Academic Support. In this position, Mr. Prewitt oversees the following areas: Academic Advising and Support Services, the Honors College, the First-Year Experience, the SALT program (Serving and Learning Together), and the Lipscomb Seminar program. He also serves as liaison to the Office of Campus Life.
Prewitt has worked with students and faculty in developing a variety of academic programs, including Conversations, a student-directed academic enrichment program which brought to campus prominent scholars and thinkers, and the Lipscomb Seminar, a course required of all entering students, which serves as their introduction to the academic community. In 1997 he was awarded the university ‘s David Laine Memorial Travel Award, which he used to do research in modern poetry in Ireland and England.
Prewitt took his B.A. in English from Lipscomb (1976) and his M.A. in English Language and Literature from the University of Mississippi (1979).