Christal R. Seahorn, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Writing,
College of Human Sciences and Humanities
Christal Seahorn, Ph.D., serves as Associate Professor of Writing and Digital Rhetoric
and Writing Program Director in the College of Human Sciences and Humanities at the
University of Houston-Clear Lake. She previously served as the inaugural First-Year
Composition Director (2014-2018) and the Interim Associate Dean for the College of
Human Sciences and Humanities (2020-2021). Seahorn earned her doctorate in Rhetoric
and Composition from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette and a Master of Arts in
English Renaissance Literature from the University of York, England. She received
the 2017-2018 Marilyn Mieszkuc Professorship in Women's and Gender Studies and the 2020-2021 President's Distinguished Teaching Award.
Her research areas include Digital Discourse Analysis, Writing Program Administration,
and Activist Rhetorics, with concentrations on gender and pre-battle oratory. Her
research appears in Queers in American Popular Culture, Folklore Forum, The Peer Review, and Narrative Culture.