Scott McWaters

Scott McWaters

Senior Instructor


  • BS, Secondary Education Language Arts, The University of Alabama
  • MFA, Fiction, University of Memphis

Research Areas

  • Composition and Rhetoric
  • Creative Writing
  • Literature


Scott McWaters holds a BS in Secondary Education Language Arts from The University of Alabama and an MFA in Fiction from the University of Memphis. He has been an Instructor since 2002 and is a three-time finalist for the University’s Last Lecture Award, as well as a recipient of the department’s Outstanding Teaching Award by an Instructor. In order to support his children, McWaters also teaches a course in the Honors College every semester. In the fall he talks about Dante, and in the spring he talks about William Blake.

Selected Publications


Tuskaloosa Kills, Spork Press, 2018