Dr. Heather K. Evans



Sam Houston State University
1901 Avenue I
P.O. Box 2149
Huntsville, TX 77341
Office: CHSS 488
Twitter @HeatherKEvans

 


 





I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Sam Houston State University.  I joined the faculty in the Fall of 2009.  My primary research interests are political engagement, competitive congressional elections, social media (Twitter) and the effect of entertainment media on political attitudes.   I am currently writing many articles about the influence of competitive elections on political attitudes, as well as articles on how candidates use Twitter.  My book, "Competitive Elections and Democracy in America: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly", was published by Routledge in 2014. My edited volumes, "Community Engagement Findings Across the Disciplines: Applying Course Concepts to Community Needs" and "Community Engagement Best Practices Across the Disciplines: Applying Course Concepts to Community Needs" were published by Rowman & Littlefield in 2017 and 2018.