Dr. Heather K. Evans

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


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, female representation in the discipline, 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 members of Congress use Twitter.  My first book, "Competitive Elections and Democracy in America: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly", was published by Routledge in 2014.