Staff

Writing Center Staff

  Travis Webster, Ph.D., Director
 

Dr. Travis Webster’s research appears in Composition Studies, Writing and Composing in the Age of MOOCs, and The Fountainhead X Series for Professional Development and is forthcoming in The Peer Review: Journal for Writing Center Practitioners and Across the Disciplines. He was awarded a 2016 International Writing Centers Association Research Grant for his empirical project on LGBTQ writing center administrators. He has taught undergraduate courses in first-year, developmental, and digital writing and advanced and graduate courses in writing center theories, writing pedagogies, scientific writing, queer rhetorics, and LGBTQ studies. A Houston native, Webster spends his free time hanging out with his husband, Gary, and their dachshund-poodle mix, Betty, and training for half-marathons.

  Conor Bracken, M.F.A., Assistant Director
 

Conor Bracken's experience in writing studies administration comes through his work as a teacher, editor, translator, and poet. Before coming to UHCL, he taught and tutored English and French in the U.S., France, and Argentina, and taught undergraduate creative and expository writing at UH-Main. As a graduate student, he held a leadership role within the UH-Main Writing Center’s hybrid writing partnership with the English Department and was a poetry editor for Gulf Coast. Poems have been published in journals such as The Adroit Journal, The New Yorker, Ninth Letter, and THRUSH Poetry Journal, and his chapbook "Henry Kissinger, Mon Amour" will be published by Bull City Press in September, 2017. Originally from Virginia, he lives in Houston with his wife, Rachel, and their rescue mutt, Darla June.

  Kelly Keefe, B.A., Office Assistant
 

Kelly Keefe graduated from UHCL in May 2013 with a B.A. in Mathematical Science. She also completed 21 credit hours in education classes. While a student at UHCL, she was involved with Texas State Teachers Association, National Society for Leadership and Success, and was a student government representative for the Student Council for Exceptional Children. Before becoming the office assistant and a consultant for the Writing Center, Keefe worked as a bookkeeper, paralegal, and a substitute teacher. Her consulting specialties are business and technical writing, education, MLA, and CSE. Her research interests are autism spectrum disorders and writing centers. Keefe enjoys spending time with her family and trying her hand at numerous hobbies.