Brandi Faulkner, former history student, recently accepted a position as a library director at Ranger College.

Laura Stephenson, former government with a legal emphasis student, was admitted to the University of North Texas, Dallas College of Law.

Cassidy Lindsay, former government with a legal emphasis student, was admitted to the University of Texas at Austin School of Law.

Landon Dickerson, former government with a legal emphasis student, was admitted to the Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Texas Southern University.

Samantha A. Medlock, former legal studies student and graduate of Vermont Law School, was appointed in 2014 to the White House Council on Environmental Quality as the deputy associate director for climate preparedness.

Pamela White is a master's in government graduate who is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in women's studies at TWU. As a member of the first cohort in 2010, Pamela's research interests include making connections among Spiritual Activism; Indigenous Theories; New Materialism; and Object-Oriented Philosophy and applying these connections to political issues such as Natural Gas Drilling and Food Justice.

Corena White, recipient of a master's in government, received a full-time tenure track position at Tarrant County College-Trinity River.

Brittney Martin, who received a bachelor of science in history and a master of arts in history and government has been hired as an Upper School history teacher, as well as the volleyball and basketball coach at The Selwyn College Preparatory School in Denton. For the past year, Brittney has worked in the office of the TWU Leadership Institute and is also completing her master of arts in education.

Joan Johnson, who received a bachelor of arts in history and a master of arts in government, has been made chair of the Department of Government, Economics and Paralegal Studies at Tarrant County College's northeast campus.

Maricelly Malave, former government student, has recently finished her year at UPeace in Costa Rica, as well as her work towards an master of arts in peace education. Her next project is to finish her thesis in the Philippines where she will partner with a local counter trafficking organization called Wedpro. Her research is on rehabilitative education and alternative work programs for survivors of sex slavery and the sex industry. She will evaluate Wedpro's rehabilitative education program to aid her in producing a new curriculum for the organization.

Holly and Jeremy Dawson, former History & Government students, are now teaching history and government at NCTC in Corinth, and were recently featured in an article on our TWU Alumni Relations page.

Sam Childers received his bachelor of science in history in 1995. Since graduating, he has served as the communications manager for Old Red Museum, as the director of public programs and marketing manager for the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and as the director of development for the Margaret Mitchell House and Museum in Atlanta. He is a contributing writer and editorial assistant to Legacies: A History Journal for Dallas and North Central Texas, has served on the steering committee for the Dallas Legacies History Conference and currently serves on the boards of the Lake Highlands Historical Association and the Friends of the SMU Libraries. He is a member of numerous professional organizations and for several years was a judge for the annual Wilder Museum Publication Awards for the Texas Association of Museums. His book Historic Hotels of Dallas was released in February 2010.

Sylvia Gonzales, former government student, has been accepted to the political science doctoral program at Louisiana State University (LSU).

Samah Elhajinbrahm, former government student, has been accepted to the political science doctoral program at the University of Pennsylvania.

Tell Us About Your Accomplishments

The Department of History & Political Science is proud of our graduates and is eager to share their accomplishments.

If you have news about your professional endeavors and achievements since graduation, please share your story with us at If you would also like to keep TWU updated with your accomplishments, please visit the TWU Alumni Association Record Update page.

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