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Travis Straub
Travis Straub M.F.A.

Associate Professor of English


Morlan Hall, Room 232


Travis Straub teaches writing courses at Bethany, including composition, business and professional writing, environmental writing, and creative writing.

He is co-advisor to the Writers Club and advisor to the Comedy Club.

Straub also teaches in the Bethany First-Year Experience program and formerly served as its director.

As a military brat, Travis’s family moved frequently. One of their first stops in each new town was the local public library, which allowed Travis to grow up reading broadly and writing short fiction and poetry.


M.F.A., University of Pittsburgh (2012)

B.A., West Virginia University (2007)

Areas of Passion & Research
Creative Writing, Composition, Appalachian literature

Personal Interests

  • Travis plays a few instruments and has been in several bands.
  • He lives in Bethany with many cats.

Favorite Quote, Book, or Movie  … Why?

“Breakfast of Champions” by Kurt Vonnegut

Volunteer Work
Travis often plays benefit concerts to raise money for charities in Morgantown and Pittsburgh.

Travis StraubRecent Publications
100 Stories under 50 Words
10 stories under 50 words each, benefiting the Appalachian Prison Book Project

Travellin’ Appalachian Revue Fall 2017 issue
short stories- “Mountain Tree” and “Mugs on Hooks”

Space Squid Magazine, Issue 11, 2013
flash fiction “Doula Doula”