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Harriett D. Joseph

Dr. Harriett D. Joseph  

Dr. Harriett D. Joseph



Harriett Denise Joseph received her B.A. in History and Spanish from Southern Methodist University, where she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. She received both her M.A. and Ph.D. in Latin American History with a minor in Spanish from the University of North Texas.

Later, she spent two summers attending the Institute of Texas Studies at The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Joseph joined the Texas Southmost College faculty in 1976 and is currently a full professor of history at UTB.

Dr. Joseph has co-authored two books, "Notable Men and Women of Spanish Texas" and "Explorers and Settlers of Spanish Texas," both published by The University of Texas Press at Austin. She has also co-edited two books, has written approximately a dozen articles, and has done numerous book reviews. During her career, Dr. Joseph has won awards for excellence in scholarship and in teaching.


Ph.D. from The University of North Texas
M.A. from The University of North Texas
B.A. Southern Methodist University

CV/VITAE: Joseph Vitae

Classes Taught:

History 1301: U.S. History to 1877
History 3313: American Colonial Era to 1783
History 3333: Colonial Latin America
History 3334: Colonial Mexico and the Borderlands
History 3340: Texas History
History 6312: Colonial Latin America
History 6317: Topics in Texas and Southwestern History

Joined UTB:


Area of Specialty and Responsibility:

Latin American History
Texas History
U.S. History to 1877


Office: M0 Bldg. 

Room: M1.130B


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Fax: (956) 882-7072

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