Dr. Joseph Watson

Assistant Professor, Theatre


1310 Ben Graves Drive
Morton Hall
Room 255
Huntsville, AL 35899
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Dr. Joseph Watson is an Assistant Professor of Communication Arts at The University of Alabama-Huntsville. An award-winning scholar and filmmaker, his research focuses on the intersections of rhetoric, cinema, and pedagogy. He has also been active in professional film, media, and theatrical industries for thirty years as a stage and film actor, director, writer, and designer. He is the co-founder of Old School Pictures, which produces media content in five major city markets.

Curriculum Vitae


  • 2014 Doctor of Philosophy, Communication Studies (Rhetoric, Aesthetics, and Culture), Louisiana State University
  • 2003 Master of Arts, Communication (Media & Rhetoric Studies), The University of Memphis
  • 1998 Bachelor of Arts, Theatre & Communication Arts (Film Studies & Production), The University of Memphis

Honors & Awards

  • 2011 LSU LEAD/Emerge Award
  • 2007 Top Paper Award, Southern States Communication Association
  • 2005 Winner, Best Narrative Feature, Act One, Memphis Indie Film Festival
  • 2002 Winner, Best Narrative Feature, The Path of Fear, Memphis Indie Film Festival


  • National Communication Association
  • Southern States Communication Association
  • Georgia Communication Association
  • Pop Culture Association
  • Educational Theatre Association