Dr. Hernandez-Ehrisman is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of University Studies. She teaches courses in American history and culture, global issues and tourism.

Dr. Hernandez-Ehrisman teaches courses in the Cultural Foundations general education curriculum, including the Freshman Seminar, American Experience, American Dilemmas, The History and Evolution of Global Processes, Contemporary World Issues: Tourism, and Capstone. In the Spring of 2015, she led the Cultural Foundations Workshops on Global Tourism. Her research interests are in place and public memory in American history, focusing specifically on South Texas. In 2008, she published her first book, Inventing the Fiesta City, focusing on the cultural history of San Antonio, Texas. In 2017, she received a grant from the Summerlee and Summerfield Foundations' Texas History Programs to continue her research on the social history of Kelly Air Force Base and its connection to San Antonio's Latinx community.


Ph.D. in American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, 2003

M.A. in American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, 1999

B.A. in English at Brown University, Providence Rhode Island, 1994