About This Site

This website was created by the Information, Hospitality, and Special Events Subcommittee of the April 2016 Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) to be held in Houston, TX. Chaired by Dr. Nathan Shepley, Assistant Professor of English at the University of Houston, this subcommittee offers CCCC attendees local information tailored to their needs, information from citywide attractions to important downtown resources. Dr. Jen Wingard, Associate Professor of English at the University of Houston, is Chair of the CCCC’s Local Committee, of which the Subcommittee on Information, Hospitality, and Special Events is a part.

Our website reflects interests of many college faculty members who teach writing courses. So, for example, we have a page called Literary Houston with details about unique local bookstores and literacy groups and events. The site will continue to grow throughout early 2016, so check back regularly. Specific questions about Houston may be addressed to Dr. Shepley at hospitalitycshouston@gmail.com.

Website Manager:

  • Kate Highfill serves as the website manager, designer, and coordinator for the Hospitality Committee.  She is a doctoral student beginning her second  year in the University of Houston’s Rhetoric, Composition, and Pedagogy program.

Other Contributors: The following are among the other members of the Information, Hospitality, and Special Events Subcommittee of the 2016 4 Cs:

  • Georgeann Ward will serve in the Hospitality Booth at the conference. She is an English and Humanities instructor and the Honors Program Coordinator at Lee College in Baytown. She is also a second-year doctoral student in the University of Houston’s Rhetoric, Composition, and Pedagogy program.
  • Ben Good will work in the Hospitality Booth at the conference. He is a doctoral student beginning his third year in the University of Houston’s Rhetoric, Composition, and Pedagogy program.
  • Jessie Casteel will work in the Hospitality Booth at the conference.
  • Sarah Fish contributed information for this site and will work in the Hospitality Booth at the conference. She is especially knowledgeable about Houston restaurants and theatre.
  • Geneva Canino co-wrote the 2016 Accessibility Guide and is working as a liaison to the Committee on Disability Issues. She is a doctoral student in her fifth year in the University of Houston’s Rhetoric, Composition, and Pedagogy program.

Finally, the Subcommittee sends special thanks to Dr. Paul Butler, Associate Professor of English at the University of Houston, and Dr. Casie Cobos, Independent Scholar, for their thoughtful contributions to this website!

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