Stacia Watkins received her Ph.D. in English (Rhetoric & Composition/Popular Culture) at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU). At Lipscomb University, Watkins serves as the Director of General Education, Director of the LIGHT Program, and Director of the Writing Studio. She is an Associate Professor of English, a graduate professor in Film & Creative Media, a representative to the Teacher Education Unit, and a Teaching and Learning Faculty Fellow for the College of Professional Studies.
Watkins has held several positions on the Southeastern Writing Center Association (SWCA) Board, most recently Immediate Past-President. She is a member of the International Writing Center Association (IWCA) Board and the Advisory Board for Southern Discourse in the Center: A Journal of Multiliteracy and Innovation (SDC). She is co-editor of The Pop Culture Zone: Writing about Popular Culture (1st ed.), has a chapter in COMPbiblio: Leaders and Influences in Composition Theory and Practice, an article in WLN: A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship (Nov/Dec. 2018), and three articles in SDC. She has chaired or co-chaired twelve academic conferences, including SWCA at Lipscomb in 2015 and IWCA’s Summer Institute in 2017 and 2018. She serves as an outside consultant for writing centers, writing programs, and high school writing assessment, and she has reviewed for SDC, The Journal of Gender Studies, and Studies in Popular Culture.