Zac D. Watson

Associate Professor of English

Zac D. Watson
School of Humanities
Campus Center 217
(248) 218-2132


  • M.S.E., Harding University
  • B.A., Harding University

Courses Taught

  • College Composition
  • Aspects of the English Language
  • World Literature Survey
  • American Writers
  • Introduction to Linguistics

Honors and Affiliations

  • “Professor Everyone Should Have” Award from RC student body, spring 2008

Professional and Academic Experience

  • Assistant Professor of English, Rochester College (Rochester Hills, Mich.), 2004-Present
  • Adjunct Professor of Education, Harding University (Searcy, Ark.), 2002-2004
  • Adjunct Instructor of ADVANCE, Harding University (Searcy, Ark.), 2002-2003
  • Adjunct Instructor of English, Harding University (Searcy, Ark.), 2002-2003
  • Adjunct Instructor of English, Arkansas State University-Beebe (Beebe, Ark.), 2001-2002


Zac feels that connecting with people at Rochester College has affected him in profoundly positive ways. Since joining the RC faculty in 2004, he has not only had the opportunity of teaching English classes but also of sponsoring the Epsilon Theta Chi social club, a book club called Bookology, and participating with students in mission trips to New Orleans, Chicago, and Australia. In addition to spending time with his family, other interests of his include traveling, playing guitar and tennis, acting, and printmaking.

Publications / Presentations / Performances

  • Played role of Mr. Burgess in 2012 Rochester College production of Candida
  • Edited Dark Ride by Todd Loyd (published in 2012 by Franklin Green)
  • Hosted RC’s 2011 “Celebration”
  • Performed Irish music as part of The Killarneys, March 2011
  • Performed as part of the cast for RC’s 2011 musical, Jesus Christ Superstar
  • Hosted RC’s “Emmys,” 2010
  • Participated as a cast member in RC’s 2010 production of Into the Woods
  • Assisted in editing Temple Care by Sonja Chisolm (published in 2010 by AuthorHouse)
  • Hosted the Jumpstart Talent Show at RC, 2009
  • Performed as part of the cast for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at RC in 2009
  • Portrayed Joe Dziubak and Arno Erban in a Miami, Florida, production of Who Returned My Soul, 2009
  • Played George Bailey in a Rochester College stage version of It’s a Wonderful Life, 2008
  • Poem accepted for inclusion in 2006 edition of Blackberry Winter
  • Cast as Joe Dziubak for Who Returned My Soul at Rochester College, 2008
  • Showed two pastel works in Harding University’s spring 2004 “All Student Art Show”
  • Showed wood-block print in Harding University’s 2003 art show for Fall Lectureship
  • Presented “Wilfred Gordon, Do You Have Any Friends: Teaching Values with Children’s Books” at the 1999 State Conference of Arkansas Early Childhood Association