Mamie Webb Hixon is creator and director of the UWF Writing Lab, where she trains paper readers and tutors, prospective English teachers, grammarians, writers, and editors. Hixon is also creator of the university’s Grammar Hotline. As an assistant professor of English, Hixon teaches Modern Grammar and Usage, Practical Grammar, Black Women Writers, and Special Methods of Teaching English. Hixon is also the author of two grammar books: Real Good Grammar, Too published by Kendall/Hunt Publishers, Dubuque, Iowa; and Essentials of English Language, Research and Education Association, Piscataway, New Jersey. In addition, Hixon is contributing author and associate editor of four volumes of two local publications, When Black Folks Was Colored and Volume I of Images in Black: A Pictorial of Black Pensacola. Hixon is a professional editor, a radio and television grammarian, a motivational speaker, and a workshop organizer and presenter. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Talladega College in Talladega, Alabama, and the University of West Florida respectively. Hixon is the recipient of UWF’s Outstanding Black Alumnus Award (1997), the UWF President’s Award for Leadership in Diversity (2001), the Teaching Incentive Program Award (1997 and 2003), and the university’s Distinguished Faculty Service Award (1993 and 2008).