TSHA Announces New Executive Director Heather Green Wooten Dr. Wooten replaces Dr. William "Bill" Ellis, who announced his resignation in January


January 4th, 2021 (updated 2 weeks ago)

William “Bill” Ellis resigned as Executive Director of the Texas State Historical Association effective this January. TSHA thanks Bill for his year of service to the Association. Heather Green Wooten has agreed to assume that role starting on January 18, 2021 and has been appointed Executive Director by the TSHA Board of Directors.

Heather holds a Ph.D. from the Institute for the Medical Humanities, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, and has worked at the Institute as an Adjunct Assistant Professor for the past few years. In addition, she has worked as an associate for W. H. Kellar Consulting and as a local history specialist. Heather also is the Project Director for our Handbook of Texas Medicine, and she will continue in that role. She is the author of several articles and books involving Texas medical history, including the award-winning Battling a Terrifying Unknown: The Polio Years in Texas (2009).

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TSHA Announces New Executive Director Heather Green Wooten

TSHA is pleased to welcome Heather and is certain that, assisted by our experienced staff, by Chief Historian Walter Buenger, and by our dedicated Board of Directors, she will help the Association achieve continued success in everything it does. 

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