Dr. Stacy Cacciatore


“All of our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney



I graduated from Clemson University in 2021, earning my Ph.D in Rhetorics, Communications, and Information Design and I have my Master of Arts in Communications from Queens University at Charlotte.

Work History

I am the Managing Editor for the WAC Journal, a national peer-reviewed journal on writing across the curriculum. Published by Clemson University, Parlor Press, and the WAC Clearinghouse, The WAC Journal is an annual collection of articles by educators about their WAC ideas and WAC experiences. I am also a communications consultant with over 20 years of experience in communications, technology, and risk for financial institutions. Previously, I was a Contributing Editor at QU-Queens University Literary Magazine.


I’m the author of several books, including Cacciatore College Cookbook, Candy Around the World, Guilt-Free Cupcakes, Lunch, by me!, A Pet for Emberly and Culinary Duct Tape: Greek Yogurt: Just as versatile, not as tacky.

I primarily write on health, fitness, and wellness topics and have been published in a variety of publications, including Family Fun Magazine, Orbitz, The Charlotte Observer, The Right BiteGreenwiseCharlotte ParentModern Parent and Suburban Woman. I wrote the Fit Family of Foodies blog for Working Mother Magazine and the health and fitness column, Ask Stacy, for My Carolina Town.

Review my piece “Bleeding Borders and Enemies Within: How Newsmagazine Covers Portrayed Drugs of Abuse, 1979–2019” in  The Contemporary Drug Problems journal .

You can also download my dissertation, Princesses, Divas, and Mother Runners: Gendered Institutional and Vernacular Rhetorics in Running Events for free on Tiger Prints.


I am a member of the planDisney panel and I help Guests plan vacations to the most magical place on earth! Please visit me on planDisney and ask me anything!


I am an RRCA running coach. I have run over 100 road races in a variety of distances from 5ks to marathons. My favorite running event is the Chicago Marathon, which I have run every year since 2017! I’ve combined my two loves, running and Disney to develop Run Disney Mom! which provides running tips, advice, race reviews, healthy recipes, and all things related to running at Disney.