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Janet L. Schmelzer, American history professor, researcher. Fellow, Eleanor Roosevelt Institute, 1980; Moody fellow, Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation, 1979.


Schmelzer, Janet L. was born on December 7, 1950 in Milwaukee. Daughter of Robert Benjamin and Jessie Mae (Brady) Schmelzer.


Bachelor, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, 1973. Master of Arts in History, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, 1975. Doctor of Philosophy in American History, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, 1978.


Instructor Temple (Texas) Junior College, Texas, 1978—1979. Assistant professor Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, 1979—1980. Visiting assistant professor Texas Technology University, Lubbock, 1980—1982.

Assistant professor University Nebraska, Lincoln, 1982—1983. Professor Tarleton State University, Stephenville, since 1983.



Righteousness is a demand of God. It can be received only through faith in God.


The state should not attempt to control the church, nor should the church seek to dominate the state. The separation of church and state should not be misconstrued as the abolition of all religious expression from public life.


All Christians can seek to create a way of life deliberately designed to overcome evil with good and to promote justice for all.


President Southwestern History Association, 1992—1993, Erath County Women's Plit. Caucus, 1987—1988; Member of Texas Faculty Association (president since 2004), East Texas History Association, Southern History Association, Texas State Teachers Association (board directors), Texas State History Association (Distinguished Speaker 2005, Coral H. Tullis award 1993), Southwestern Social Science Association (president 2001-2002), Phi Alpha Theta (international advisory board 1995-1999), Delta Zeta.


Married Charles H. Woods III, June 28, 1998.

Robert Benjamin Schmelzer

Jessie Mae (Brady) Schmelzer

Charles H. Woods III