Traci Freeman has directed the Colket Center for Academic Excellence at Colorado College since 2012. She received her doctorate in English, with an emphasis in Women, Gender, and Literature from the University of Texas at Austin. As a graduate student at UT, she worked in the Undergraduate Writing Center and developed a passion for writing pedagogy and peer education. She has worked in administrative positions in Writing Centers at UT and the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS), and taught courses in literature, rhetoric and writing, and education, as well as in first year experience programs at UT, UC Berkeley, and UCCS. Before coming to Colorado College, she was Director of the Writing Center and an Assistant Professor, Attendant in the department of English at UCCS.
At CC, Traci oversees academic support services offered in the Colket Center and supervises the professional directors of the Quantitative Reasoning Center, Writing Center, First Year Experience Program, the ESL Specialist, the Thesis Writing Specialist, and two administrative support staff. She serves as an assistant to the Associate Dean of the College on issues related to advising, academic success, student retention and persistence, and she teaches courses in the First Year Experience Program and in Education.
Traci conducts research in the scholarship of teaching and learning, focusing on writing pedagogy and writing program administration, student success and persistence, and non-cognitive factors that affect learning.