These are the hard-working individuals that live and breathe TSHA. Our staff serves not only our members, but teachers, students, and the general public as well.

For historical data, please use the links provided below in the Position column.

Photo Name Position Committees
photo Heather Green Wooten, Ph.D.

Executive Director, 2021 to present

photo Walter L. Buenger, Ph.D.

Chief Historian, 2017 to present

photo Brett J. Derbes, Ph.D.

Administrative Director, 2021 to present

Rosie Hatch

Managing Editor, Texas Almanac

Rachel Kaelin

Associate Editor, Texas Almanac

photo Brett J. Derbes, Ph.D.

Director of Research & Managing Editor, Handbook of Texas, 2015 to present

photo Laurie E. Jasinski

Research Editor, Handbook of Texas

photo Katherine Kuehler Walters, Ph.D.

Assistant Editor, Handbook of Texas

Russell Stites

Assistant Editor, Handbook of Texas, 2020 to present

photo Ryan Schumacher

Managing Editor, SWHQ & TSHA Press

Lisa Berg

Director of Education Services

photo John W. Jenkins

Developer, 2013 to present

Olapeju Ajibola

Staff Accountant, 2022 to present

Angel Baldree

Corporate Planner & Executive Assistant, 2018 to present

photo Joel Phillips

Designer, Print and Web, 2016 to present

Regina Rash

Director of Accounting, 2021 to present

Danny Corbett

Texas History Day Assistant Coordinator, 2018 to present

photo Nichole Spates

Membership Manager

Kerry Knerr, Ph.D.

Communications & Grants Manager, 2021 to present

photo Lauren Selvik

Administrative Assistant, 2022 to present

List of Positions & Historical Data

Find out more about positions of type Staff using the list below.

You can browse our collection of books and more at our official store, Legacy of Texas.

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We are often limited to only one item for our collectibles and preowned books, so if you are interested in any of the following items then you should act now before it's too late.