Paula Mitchell Marks, Ph.D.
Paula Marks, Professor Emerita of American Studies at St. Edward’s University, received her doctorate from the University of Texas with concentrations in U.S. women’s history, history of the American West, and American literature. Her dissertation research on nineteenth-century San Antonio residents Samuel and Mary Adams Maverick, published as the dual biography Turn Your Eyes Toward Texas, was awarded TSHA’s Kate Broocks Bates Award and the Texas Historical Commission’s T. R. Fehrenbach Award. Among her other publications, she co-wrote a Texas history textbook. Dr. Marks has served on the boards of the Western Writers of America and the Texas Institute of Letters. She has worked as a consultant and special exhibit curator with the Bullock Texas State History Museum, and she has served as an associate dean, acting dean, and program director at St. Edward’s. In 2013, she received the national Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs Faculty Award for graduate teaching. She is a TSHA Fellow, active in the organization for three decades. Her current research interests include public history and Texas women’s history.
- President (2017–2018)