Dr. Christopher Keller is Director of the Guerra Honors Program (GHP) and Associate Professor of English. He earned his PhD from the University of Florida. Prior to coming to UTPA in fall 2004, Dr. Keller taught at the University of Hawaii and the University of Hartford. As GHP Director, Dr. Keller works to provide students with opportunities for intellectual growth and inquiry, research and writing skills, collaboration with peers and faculty, community engagement and service activities, and study abroad and national exchange coursework. Among many other goals for GHP, he wants to help students prepare for professional careers and successful completion of graduate, medical, and law schools. Dr. Keller locates his own research and writing at intersections involving environmental writing and psychoanalytic theory. He has published three books and a number of articles and reviews. He regularly teaches courses in writing and in American literature.