Amy Rogers Dean, Ph.D.



Ph.D., History, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 2014

M.A., History, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 2003

B.A., Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas, 1998


Amy Rogers Dean received a B.A. in History, French, and English from Texas Christian University and a M.A. in History from Purdue University. In December 2014, she received her Ph.D. in History from Purdue with a major field in Early Modern Europe and a secondary field in European and American Women’s History. Her research focuses on the agency of noble women in early modern France, their roles in running the family economy, and their vital position in garnering power for their families.

Before joining the Department of History at SHSU in 2014, she taught U.S. History survey courses at Lone Star College-University Park, Introductory French at Huntsville High School, and Western Civilization at Purdue. She conducted extensive research in the Archives Départementales de la Côte d’Or, the Archives Municipales de Dijon, and the Bibliothèque Municipale de Dijon while living in Dijon, France. At SHSU, she teaches both U.S and World History survey courses as well as upper level courses in European History. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the American Historical Association, and is a commissioner for the Walker County Historical Commission.



HIST 1301 U.S. History to 1876

HIST 1302 U.S. History since 1876

HIST 2311 World History to 1500

HIST 2312 World History since 1500

HIST 3333 Religion in World History

HIST 3363 Britain to 1714

HIST 3367 Europe in the Age of Absolutism and Revolution, 1648 – 1815
HIST 3368 European History, 1815 – 1914

Selected Publications

Dissertation: “Family, Property, and Negotiations of Authority: Françoise Brulart and the Estate Management of Noble Women in Early Modern Burgundy”

Article in preparation: “Negotiating the Margins: Women and the Family Economy in Early Modern Burgundy”