Dean, Matt Locke Ellis College of
Arts and Sciences
Professor of History
Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas
Angela Boswell (Ph.D., Rice University) currently serves as the dean of arts and sciences and professor of history at Henderson State University, Arkansas’s public liberal arts university. She teaches courses in early American history and American women’s history. Her areas of research are southern women’s history and Texas women’s history. She is the author of Women in Texas History (2018), winner of the Liz Carpenter Award, the Lone Star Book Award, and the Robert A. Calvert book prize. She is also author of Her Act and Deed: Women’s Public Lives in a Rural Southern County, 1837-1873 (2001), also a winner of the Liz Carpenter Award, and co-editor, with Deborah M. Liles, of Women in Civil War Texas: Diversity and Dissidence in the Trans-Mississippi, winner of the Liz Carpenter Award and Ottis Lock Award. She has also co-edited two collections of essays on southern women’s history: Women Shaping the South: Creating and Confronting Change (with Judith McArthur, 2006) and Searching for Their Places: Women in the South across Four Centuries (with Thomas H. Appleton, Jr., 2003).