reginald watson

Reginald Watson

Title: Associate Professor
Office: Bate 2131
Phone: 252.328.6684
E-Mail: watsonr@ecu.edu


Dr. Reginald Watson teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in American and multicultural literature, along with composition. He has published several articles in the following journals: College Language Association, Obsidian II, and Contours. He also serves as board member of several organizations: NC Humanities Council, Freedom Monument Project, and the Greenville, NC Housing Authority. Dr. Watson is a decorated Army veteran who originally joined the faculty in 1991, and in 1993, he founded the student dramatic group, East Carolina University Thespians of Diversity. Since 1994, he has advised the minority magazine, Expressions, and, over the years, has also written four plays that were performed both on campus and in the community. Currently, he serves on the Departmental Service Awards Committee and was recently elected Chair of the Personnel Committee.


B.A. North Carolina Central University
M.A. East Carolina University
Ph.D. Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Research Interests

African-American Literature
Creative Writing
Caribbean and World Literature
British and American Literature

Courses Taught

ENGL 5360: Studies in African-American Literature
ENGL 3260: Black Literature in America
ENGL 2201: Writing about the Disciplines 
ENGL 2200: Major American Writers
ENGL 2000: Interpreting Literature
ENGL 1100: Foundations of College Writing

Website Links

Graduate Multicultural Lit Program