Sam Houston State University faculty members author groundbreaking publications and are active in international professional organizations. This global networking allows SHSU's graduate students an immediate entré into a collaborative publishing opportunity. 

Notable Achievements in Research Publications by SHSU Faculty Members

  • In 2007, Academic Analytics ranked SHSU as fifth in Scholarly Productivity in Business, Education and Social Sciences
  • Faculty who are granted tenure have an average of 19 publications and presentations
  • The George J. Beto Criminal Justice Center supports the publication of several journals, periodicals, and reports read by interested parties worldwide.
  • Dr. Jim Olson's Bathsheba's Breast: Women, Cancer, and History was nominated by The Johns Hopkins University Press for the Pulitzer Prize in History and was recognized by the Los Angeles Times as one of the best non-fiction books in America for 2002.
  • Dr. Richard E. Watts was named one of the 20 most prolific authors in Counselor Education.
  • Dr. Renee James won the national Popular Science Writing Award in the Summer of 2008 presented by The Solar Division of the American Astronomical Society.
  • Dr. Fred Lunenburg authored Educational Leadership and Concepts, which was named the best-selling college textbook in educational administration.
  • Dr. John de Castro won the award for best article of the year in nutrition and metabolism by the professional journal Nutrition.
  • In 2009, an article co-authored by Dr. Shuangyue Zhang was awarded the top interpersonal communication article of the past five years by the National Communication Association.
  • Beginning with Vol. 25, Issue No. 1 (Spring 2010) the journal INQUIRY: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines is now published at SHSU. The INQUIRY editorial team consists of faculty researchers from each of the Colleges and the journal is supported by all five of the deans, enabling it to be truly representative of critical thinking across the disciplines.