Advisor: Harold Y. Vanderpool, Ph.D. Dissertation Title: The Polio Years in Harris and Galveston Counties: 1930-1962 Current Position and Address:
W. H. Kellar Consulting, LLC
Houston, TX TBA
Heather Green Wooten earned a Ph.D. in Medical Humanities from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She is the author of numerous publications concerning United States, Texas and medical history including a book chronicling the polio years in Texas. In addition to her experience teaching at Galveston College and the University of Houston-Clear Lake, Dr. Wooten held the position of local historian for the City of League City for several years. Heather is an Associate for the Houston based history consulting firm, W. H. Kellar Consulting, LLC. She is active in many historical organizations, holding offices in the Galveston Historical Foundation and the Galveston County Historical Commission.
Dr. Wooten's recent book, The Polio Years in Texas: Battling a Terrifying Unknown
(Texas A & M University Press, 2009) was the recipient of the Texas Historical Commission's 2009 T. R. Fehrenbach Book Award. This award is given to recipients for “outstanding original research and writing of the prehistory and history of Texas.”
Heather's husband, Kevin is currently Chair of the Business/Human Resources Management Division at UH-Clear Lake. She has two daughters: Katie, second-year law student at the University of Denver and Audrey, a senior journalism major at UT-Austin.
Dr. Wooten came to us with a Bachelors in Mass Communication from Abilene Christian University and a Masters in History from the University of Houston - Clear Lake. Her interest in history continued into her Ph.D. work in the history of medicine. May 2007:
In addition, the Texas State Historical Association presented Dr. Wooten with the 2007 Mary M. Hughes Research Fellowship for the best research proposal in Texas History. The $1,000 award was presented to her at the annual Texas State Historical Association Meeting.