Kathy Smathers has been the Assistant Director of the Creative Writing Program since 2002. She was in the Dean’s office of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences for seven years prior to coming to the Program. She has a BA in Education and worked as an ophthalmic nurse for 23 years before coming to the University of Houston. Her work with students, patients and administration was good preparation for the Asst. Director position. Kathy says that interaction with faculty, students and co-workers has been the most fulfilling and enjoyable work she’s experienced during her career. Feel free to contact if you have any questions regarding the program. If she doesn’t know the answer, she’ll find one.