In Memoriam

Terry Bilhartz

In Memoriam: Terry Bilhartz

The department is sad to report the recent death of our friend, former chairman, and great colleague, Terry Bilhartz. Terry was an outstanding historian and caring mentor who helped shape the history department at SHSU during 35 years of tireless service. He passed away in December 2014. Read more.


Tracy SteeleIn Memoriam: Tracy Steele

The department has lost another long-time faculty member in Professor Tracy L. Steele, who died in February 2015. Professor Steele was an expert in modern Chinese history, indeed one of the first Westerners who trained and conducted research in China on this topic. Professor Steele brought the modern study of Chinese history to Sam Houston State University, an effort that will repay itself many times over in the 21st century. The departmental office is now named in memory of Tracy Steele. 

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