Affiliate Faculty

Evelyn Soto, Ph.D.

Coordinator, American Studies Minor
Assistant Professor
, English

exs109@shsu.edu
Phone:936.294.1944
Location:Evans Complex, 116


  • Early American Literature
  • Multiethnic Literatures
  • Caribbean, Latinx, and Hemispheric Studies
  • History of Slavery & Race
  • Colonial & Postcolonial Studies

Rosanne Barker, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, History
his_rmb@shsu.edu
Phone:936.294.1492
Location: Academic Building IV, 465


  • History of Women
  • Native Americans
  • Colonial America

Diane Dowdey, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, English
dowdey@shsu.edu
Phone:936.294.4217
Location: Evans Complex, 410


  • Writing Center Theory
  • Rhetoric & Composition
  • Twentieth-Century Literature
  • Multicultural Literature
  • Literature & Science

Montse Feu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, World Languages and Cultures
mmf017@shsu.edu
Phone:936.294.1448
Location:Academic Building IV, 423
About:About


  • Spaniards in the United States
  • Spanish Civil War Exile
  • Contemporary Spanish Literature
  • Latino Print Culture & Literature
  • Heritage Learners
  • Women's Studies

Julie Hall, Ph.D.

Professor, English
eng_jeh@shsu.edu
Phone:936.294.1417
Location:Evans Complex, 115


  • Nathaniel & Sophia Hawthorne
  • American Renaissance
  • American Women Writers
  • Minority Literature

Jeff Littlejohn, Ph.D.

Professor, History
littlejohn@shsu.edu
Phone:936.294.4438
Location:Academic Building IV, 455
CV:CV | Website:Website


  • Civil Rights
  • Twentieth-Century United States
  • African American History
  • Public History

Benjamin Mitchell-Yellin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Philosophy
bxm040@shsu.edu
Phone:936.294.3585
Location:CHSS, 356
About:About | CV:CV


  • Ethics
  • Philosophy of Action
  • Death & Meaning of Life

April O'Brien, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, English
aprilobrien@shsu.edu
Phone:936.294.3134
Location:Evans Complex, 463


  • Public Memory & Race
  • Space/Place Studies
  • Cultural Rhetorics
  • Technical Communication
  • Digital Rhetorics

Eryn O'Neal, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice and Criminology
eno006@shsu.edu
Phone:936.294.3280
Location:Criminal Justice Center, C-215
About:About | CV:CV | Google Scholar:Google Scholar


  • Societal and Institutional Responses to Sexual Assault
  • Criminal Justice Decision Making in Sexual Assault Cases
  • Policing and Prosecuting Sexual Assault
  • Intimate Partner Sexual Assault Case Processing
  • Campus Climate
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Mixed-Methods

Bernadette Pruitt, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, History
his_bxp@shsu.edu
Phone:936.294.1491
Location:Academic Building IV, 459
About:About | CV:CV


  • African American History
  • Internal Migrations
  • Civil Rights

Uzma Quraishi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, History
uxq001@shsu.edu
Phone:936.294.1478
Location:Academic Building IV, 463
About:About | CV:CV


  • Immigration
  • Modern America
  • Race & Ethnicity
  • Urban History
  • Houston
  • South Asian Diaspora

April Shemak, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, English
aas004@shsu.edu
Phone:936.294.1432
Location:Evans Complex, 308


  • Caribbean Literature
  • Postcolonial Literature
  • Multicultural Literature
  • Feminist Studies
  • Migration Studies

Amanda Venta, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Psychology
aventa@shsu.edu
Phone:936.294.2436
Location:CHSS, 325
Youth & Family Studies Lab:Youth & Family Studies Lab


  • Adolescent Mental Health
  • Protective Effects of Adolescent-Parent Attachment Security
  • Psychological Functioning of Recently Immigrated Adolescents

Xiaobo "Belle" Wang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, English
xiaobo.belle.wang@shsu.edu
Phone:936.294.3258
Location:Evans Complex, 453


  • Technical & Professional Communication
  • Communication Design
  • Transnational Rhetoric & Communication
  • Digital Rhetoric
  • Feminist Rhetoric
  • Comparative Rhetoric