|Professor of English|
|Owens Hall 202|
|OBU Box 61238|
|500 W. University|
|Shawnee, OK 74804|
Dr. Sidney Watson teaches all levels of English courses including Freshman English. She is currently the faculty sponsor for OBU's chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society, and also serves as the president on the national board of Sigma Tau Delta following her service for two years as vice president/president elect and four years as the Southwest Regent (representing Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and Arkansas). Over the years Dr. Watson has won many awards including the Irene D. Elliott Award for Excellence in Teaching award from the University of South Carolina in 1995 and is active as a scholar in various literacy programs in the state. She is also a member of University Baptist Church in Shawnee. Dr. Watson has three sons, Jamie, Robert, and Billy.
Educational Background:B.A., University of South CarolinaM.A., University of South CarolinaPh.D., University of South CarolinaDissertation: “Gender, Creativity, and the Author-Publisher Relationship: Edith Wharton at Scribners”
Courses Taught:ENGL 1153: English Exposition and ArgumentENGL 1163: English Composition and Classical LiteratureENGL 2013, 2023: Western CivilizationENGL 3263: FictionENGL 3513, 3523: Survey of American Literature I and IIENGL 4623: Major Authors: American FictionENGL 4723: Major Authors: American Poetry
Selected Publications and/or Professional Activities:
“Wallace Stevens and the Maternal Art of Poetry.” The Wallace Stevens Journal 22.1 (1998): 72-82.
“Author and Publisher: ‘Radical Writer’ in an ‘Ultra-conservative House.’” F. Scott Fitzgerald Centenary Exhibition Catalog. E. Matthew J. Bruccoli. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1996. 21-34.