Jean Kernahan Bays was a Research Associate with the Department of History of the University of Houston from August 1967 to June 1969. Born in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, she received a B.A. in History from Denison University (1965) and an M.A. in History from the University of Houston (1967), where she served as a teaching fellow. She has also worked as a Research Librarian for the Houston, Texas, Public Library. She is married and lives in Houston.