Paul Spellman

Instructor of History

Campus:  Richmond
Division:  Social and Behavioral Sciences
Building:  TC-140B
5333 FM 1640
Richmond, TX, 77469
Phone:  281-239-1552

Dr. Spellman teaches U.S. History 1301 and 1302 as well as Texas History and has been a member of the WCJC history faculty since 1998. He received his B.A. from Southwestern University, his M.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, and his Ph.D. from the University of Houston. Dr. Spellman is the author of four books on Texas History, a member of the Texas State Historical Association, and was inducted into the Western Writers of America in 2009

Office Hours:

Fall 2007

Wharton, FA 105: MWF, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


  • BA, American Letters, Southwestern University, Georgetown
  • MA, American History, University of Texas at Austin
  • MEd, School Administration, Texas A & M - Corpus Christi
  • PhD, Texas History, University of Houston 


  • Texas History Books:
    Race to Velasco (1995)
    Forgotten Texas Leader: Hugh McLeod and the Texan Santa Fe Expedition (1999)
    Spindletop Boom Days (2001)
    Captain John H. Rogers, Texas Ranger (2003)
  • New in 2007 - Captain J. A. Brooks, Texas Ranger (UNT Press)
  • Dr. Spellman was inducted into the Western Writers of America in 2009, and two new books are being published in 2010: Wharton, Texas (Arcadia Press), and The Lost Treasure of Buffalo Gap (State House Press).

Courses Taught:

HIST1301 - U. S. History Survey I (Fall 2007: TR 9:25 a.m., Sugar Land; TR 12:15 p.m., Wharton)
HIST1302 - U. S. History Survey II (Spring 2008: MWF 9:00 and 10:00 a.m., Sugar Land; TR 12:15 p.m., Wharton)
HIST2301 - Texas History



Last Updated: 5/6/19