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College of Information and Communications

Faculty and Staff

Shana Watson

Title: Adjunct Faculty
Assistant Principal Rhodos Fellows
Department: School of Information Science
College of Information and Communications
Phone: 803-576-7309
Office: Campus Village Building 2 (Suite 2103)
Shana Watson


B.A., Early Childhood Education, University of South Carolina 
M.Ed., Higher Education Administration, Columbia College


Shana Watson spent four years teaching first grade in Orangeburg and Richland county school districts where she was nominated for 2017-2018 teacher of the year.  


Watson is an instructor for the University 101 Program and teaches University 101 . Watson is also an adjunct instructor for the School of Information Science and teaches Storytelling: Theory, Practice, and Development, Children’s Literature, and LIS internships.


Member:  (ACPA) American College Personnel Association
Member, SCASL - South Carolina Association of School Librarians
Member, ALA - American Library Association
Member, NACADA - National Academic Advising Association
Volunteer - Cocky’s Reading Express


Spring 2023 recipient of the Two Thumbs Up Award from the USC Student Disability Resource Center for "having gone above and beyond to accommodate students."

Nominated for: 1) Stuart Hunter Award for Outstanding Teaching in University 101 and 2) Ada B. Thomas Outstanding Advisor Award.


Watson is currently working on a doctorate in Education System Improvements at USC. In her free time, she enjoys reading, yoga, true crime podcasts and documentaries. Watson lives in Columbia with her daughter and two dogs Boss and Phoebe.

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