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academic administrator , educator , historian

William Henry Kellar was American academic administrator, historian, educator. Certified secondary teacher, Texas. Fellow National Endowment of the Humanities, 1985, Petroleum Institute for Education, 1986; grantee Houston Business Committee Educational Excellence, 1986, 88, 89.


Kellar, William Henry was born on February 11, 1952 in Cleveland. Son of William Leo and Mary Jane (Sachrison) Kellar.


Bachelor in History Education, University Houston, 1983. Master of Arts in History, University Houston, 1990. Doctor of Philosophy in History, University Houston, 1994.


History teacher Houston Indiana School District, 1984-1993, curriculum writer, 1990-1993. Adjunct instructor history Houston Community College, 1992-1998, Kingwood (Texas) College, 1995-1997, University Houston, 1997—2008, director scholars' community, 1997—2003, executive director, 2003—2006, director Houston History Project, Center for Public History, 2006—2008. Public historian W.H. Kellar Consultant, LLC, Houston, 1995—2008.

Consultant Museum Fine Arts, Houston, 1989, Rice University, Houston, 1990.


  • Certified secondary teacher, Texas.



Member American History Association (life), American Association Higher Education, Association for Study of Afro-American Life and History (life), Houston Council for Social Studies (board directors 1985-1994), Southern History Association (life), Texas State History Association (life, Commendation 1989).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: theater, symphony, sports, travel, writing.


William Leo Kellar

Mary Jane (Sachrison) Kellar