Title: History Educator, Historian
Company: University of Texas
Location: Austin, Texas, United States
Megan Seaholm, PhD, History Educator at the University of Texas, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in history and women’s studies education.
After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts at Austin College in Sherman, Texas in 1971, Dr. Seaholm earned a Master of Arts in religion at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut and continued her education with a Doctor of Philosophy in history in 1973 from Rice University in Houston. Prior to her career in education, Ms. Seaholm served as a director of clinical services with the Planned Parenthood branch in Austin from 1978 to 1980.
Dr. Seaholm excelled as a research associate from 1986 to 1989 for the Texas State Historical Association’s publication, “Handbook of Texas,” a comprehensive encyclopedia of Texas geography, history, and historical persons. In addition, she assisted in the research for TSHA’s Centennial History Project for the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.
In 1990, Dr. Seaholm joined the University of Texas (UT) at Austin, providing excellent education as a lecturer from 1990 to 1995 and history educator, historian and senior lecturer from 1998 until her 2019 retirement. She also served as assistant dean with the University’s College of Liberal Arts from 2000 to 2005.
Dr. Seaholm’s memberships include the American Association of University Professors, American Historical Association, Southern Historical Association, Southern Association for Women Historians, National Women’s Studies Association, National Women’s Health Network, National Academic Advising Association, Texas Abortion Rights Action League, Amnesty International and the League of Women Voters.
In 2019, Dr. Seaholm was honored as Contributor of the Year by the UT Center for Women’s and Gender Studies presented to members of the University of Texas at Austin community in appreciation of their support for the Center. She was cited as one of the first faculty members in the History Department to teach courses with a focus on gender, with her courses including histories on American women, feminism and the history of medicine.
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