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Carey Scott Wilkerson

Assistant Professor


Dr. Scott Wilkerson
Position: Assistant Professor of Creative Writing
Office: Arnold Hall 245
Phone: 706-565-1219

Office Hours


Ph.D. English/Creative Writing, Poetry, Georgia State University
MFA, Creative Writing Queens University of Charlotte
MA, English Auburn University, Montgomery
BA, English Auburn University

Specialty Area

Writing for the stage, hybrid forms, poetry, experimental writing, critical theory


Dr. Scott Wilkerson holds a Ph.D. in Creative Writing from Georgia State University. He has taught at Columbus State University since 2009. He has published two books of poetry, five plays, edited an anthology of Georgia poetry, and has written the libretti for three operas, two of which have been produced. His works for the stage have been produced in New York, Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Frankfurt, Germany. He has won the Columbus State University Creative Endeavors Prize, received two writing fellowships from the Lillian E. Smith Center for the Arts, has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and is on the summer-residency writing faculty in Reinhardt University’s MFA program in creative writing.


Professional Membership
Dramatists Guild of America
Sigma Tau Delta
Chattahoochee Valley Writers’ Conference

Faculty Advisor for Arden, Columbus State University’s literary journal
Faculty Advisor/Second Reader for Cailee Davis’s Honors Thesis, Laurent
Binet’s HHhH: Historiographic Metafiction in Contemporary French Literature about World War II
Faculty Advisor for the Columbus State University Anti-Bullying Society,
Kanisha Hicks, Pres.

Faculty Mentor for dual-enrolled Columbus High School-CSU student Hayley
Maine as she writes her senior project, Reincarnate, a fantasy/young-adult novel