Faculty Affiliates

Submit Spring 2023 Applications by April 1

Faculty Affiliates of the Center for History and Culture of Southeast Texas and the Upper Gulf Coast at Lamar University consist of a diverse, multi-disciplinary group of scholars, artists, and educators whose academic activities intersect with our mission to promote knowledge and creativity for our region. Faculty affiliate status is open to all Lamar University faculty members in any discipline whose teaching, creative, and/or research activities address any aspect of the histories and cultures of Southeast Texas and the greater Gulf regions.


  • The Center supports a dynamic community of scholars and teachers who share experiences, provide mentorship, and foster interdisciplinary exchange
  • The Center organizes public programs, symposia, and student workshops that foster communication and innovation across disciplines
  • The Center facilitates, amplifies, and provides a public-facing platform for affiliate research and teaching activities through programs, research funding, press releases, and social media
  • The Center provides information about funding and fellowship opportunities, including its own research support for faculty, students, and public scholars
  • Attend and encourage participation in Center programs when possible
  • Provide periodic updates about publications, awards, and fellowships relevant to the Center’s mission
  • Serve on fellowship and award committees, moderate events, and/or serve as a mentor for the undergraduate and graduate researchers
  • Acknowledge the Center in conference papers and published work that received support from the Center
Apply to Become an Affiliate
Lamar faculty members interested in becoming affiliates should send the following information to director Jimmy L. Bryan Jr. (jlbryan@lamar.edu) by April 1, 2023.
  • An email or cover letter (no more than 2 pages) expressing interest in becoming a member of the Center affiliated faculty; a description of research, creative, and/or teaching activities related to our region; and a brief description of how your involvement might contribute to the Center’s mission
  • A current CV
The Center Director will review the materials sent by the prospective affiliate faculty member and distribute these to the Advisory Board for review. Faculty affiliates are appointed for three-year terms and membership may be renewed at the discretion of the Advisory Board.