WCU Professor Named Editor of Mississippi Philological Association Journal
Hattiesburg, Miss., July 17, 2013 - Dr. Lorie Watkins, associate professor of language and literature at William Carey University, was recently named editor of the Publications of the Mississippi Philological Association (POMPA), the journal of the Mississippi Philological Association (MPA). Dr. Watkins is taking over the position from J.B. Potts of Mississippi College, who has edited the journal for seven years.
For the past 29 years, MPA has hosted an annual conference for professors, graduate students, poets, writers, and others interested in language and literature. Papers presented at each conference are eligible for consideration for publication in that year’s edition of POMPA. Dr. Watkins’s inaugural volume of the publication will feature works read at the 2013 conference hosted by WCU’s Language and Literature Department.
Dr. Watkins teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in literature and composition. In 2011, she was named as the Mississippi Humanities Teacher of the Year for WCU. Dr. Watkins is also the author of “William Faulkner, Gavin Stevens, and the Cavalier Myth” and has published essays in numerous literary journals.