- Teaching Associate Professor
Sara Watson is a Teaching Associate Professor in Composition. Sara has a Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature from the University of Cincinnati, where she has continued to teach introductory and intermediate composition online. She also has an MFA and BFA from Chatham University, where she has recently taught a variety of courses. She has taught courses in first-year composition, research writing, English literature, creative writing, and gender, sexuality, and women studies. Sara has published poems in Bedfellows Magazine, Miracle Monocle, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, Rockhurst Review, BOAAT, Rattle, The Southern Review, Toad, PANK, The Minnesota Review, Fourth River, Sugar House Review, and other publications. She served as associate editor of The Cincinnati Review. In her teaching, Sara likes to take a student-centered, inquiry-based pedagogy in which her primary roles are those of facilitator and collaborator. She works to build a community in which students feel safe and valued so that they can learn through writing, through failed attempts, and through inhabiting spaces of ambiguity or unknowing.