Reginald Watson

Associate Professor
Bate 2131


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. Over the years, he has served on several boards: 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, and over the years, has also written four plays that were performed both on campus and in the community. Currently, he serves on the English Department 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
  • Playwriting

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