Jean A. Stuntz, Ph.D.
Department Head, Professor of History Office: Old Main, Room 407A
Professional Profile Stuntz began teaching at WTAMU in fall 2001. She has created online classes in all of her fields so students around the world can get acquainted with Texas history, U.S. women's history, the Spanish Borderlands, and others. She uses the latest technology and modern teaching methods to allow students the widest choice of learning options and increase their ownership of learning.
Teaching and Related Service Stuntz teaches Texas history, U.S. women's history, Spanish Southwest, historical methods, U.S. history surveys, and world history. She is involved in professional history organizations like the Texas State Historical Association, the West Texas Historical Association, and the Southern Association for Women Historians. She was President of H-Net: Humanities and Social Sciences Online in 2010 and will be again in 2014. She was Faculty Senate President for 2009-2010.
Research and Creative Activity
Stuntz is actively involved in research and publication. She is author of Hers, His, and Theirs: Community Property Law in Spain and Early Texas, (2005), which won the La Presido Bahia and TOMFRA awards. She also authored a chapter on Minta Holmsley in Texas Women on the Cattle Trails, (2006), winner of the Liz Carpenter award, and her articles include "Women of the Texas Revolution" in the Social Studies Texan, (2007) and "Prairies to Progress: Women on the Texas Panhandle Frontier" also in the Social Studies Texan, (2009). She also has articles in the West Texas Historical Association Year Book. Her most recent publications are chapters in Women's Experiences on the North American Plains and Women of the Texas Revolution. Both of these anthologies came out in 2012-2013 and have won awards. She is currently working on a book about women pioneers of the Panhandle and would love to hear your stories. Her latest book is The Alamo and Zombies, a piece of creative non-fiction.
She is a native Texan. Born and raised in Orange, Texas, she received her B.A. and J.D. from Baylor University and Baylor Law School in Waco. She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of North Texas in Denton. She enjoys making jewelry and listening to big band music.