Tamara Watkins is the assistant director of undergraduate admissions at VCUarts. During her undergraduate studies at Saginaw Valley State University, Watkins was awarded the Roberts Fellowship, the Faculty Association Scholarship, and the Tyner Prize for Writing Excellence in the Humanities. Additionally, Watkins teaches classes on film and television topics in the VCU English department. Her research interests include adaptation studies, American popular culture, and religion in American culture and media. She earned her doctorate in Media, Art, and Text from VCUarts, and her MA in Communication and Multimedia and BA in English from Saginaw Valley State University.