Faculty, students mourn death of USM literature professor

Kenneth Vance Watson (1952-2013; photo from Southern Miss)
Kenneth Vance Watson (1952-2013; photo from Southern Miss)

A literature professor at Southern Miss has died.

Dr. Kenneth Vance Watson died of heart failure January 18th.  He became part of the Southern Miss faculty in 1986 and taught 19th Century British literature.  Dr. Watson was also a scholar of poetry – and served as an associate editor of "The Southern Quarterly".

A memorial service will be held January 26th at 2:00 – at a location to be determined.  Donations for a memorial fund may be made by calling the Southern Miss English Department at 601-266-4319.

Dr. Kenneth Vance Watson was 60 years old.

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