Section Identifier



Travis Straub

Associate Professor of English

Morlan Hall, 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.

Recent Publications
100 Stories under 50 Words
10 stories under 50 words each, benefiting the Appalachian Prison Book Project 2018
Travellin Appalachian Revue Fall 2017 issue short stories- “Mountain Tree and Mugs on Hooks” 2017
Space Squid Magazine, Issue 11, 2013
flash fiction “Doula Doula”2013