Faculty and Staff

Carol Derkowski, RDH, MAIE

Director, Dental Hygiene
911 Boling Highway
Wharton, TX 77488
Ph: (979-532-6428
Email: carold@wcjc.edu  
URL: http://facultyweb.wcjc.edu/carold

Mrs. Derkowski received her AAS degree from WCJC and is a registered dental hygienist. She recieved her BAAS and MAIE from Sam Houston State University. Mrs. Derkowski has 8 years of clinical experience and has been a dental hygiene instructor for Wharton County Junior College since 1977.


Brenda Bode, RDH, AAS, BS

Dental Hygiene Instructor
911 Boling Highway
Wharton, TX 77488
Ph: (979) 532-6914 
Email: brendab@wcjc.edu

Mrs. Bode received her AAS in Dental Hygiene from Wharton County Junior College and BS in Dental Hygiene from University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Mrs. Bode has been a part-time/full-time instructor since 1995, where she has been a clinical dental hygiene instructor. She currently is the first year clinic coordinator and teaches Pre-Clinical Dental Hygiene, Clinic Dental Hygiene 1 and Preventive Dental Hygiene Care.


Dale Hahn, RDH, AAS, BS

Dental Hygiene Instructor
911 Boling Highway 
Wharton, TX 77488 
Ph: (979) 532-6426 
Email: daleh@wcjc.edu 

Ms. Hahn received her AAS in Dental Hygiene degree from Wharton County Junior College. She was employed as part-time and adjunct faculty in the dental hygiene program at WCJC fourteen years before becoming a full-time faculty member in 1998. She earned her B.S. in Dental Hygiene degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio in 2005. Ms. Hahn is senior clinic coordinator and teaches Contemporary Dental Hygiene Care I and II, Dental Materials, Preclinic Dental Hygiene, and Clinical Dental Hygiene I, II, and III. In addition, Ms. Hahn is sponsor of the WCJC dental hygiene club.


Franci Holleman-Bay, RDH, BAAS

Dental Hygiene Instructor 
911 Boling Highway 
Wharton, TX 77488 
Ph: (979) 532-6448
Email: francih@wcjc.edu

Mrs. Bay received her A.A.S degree from Wharton County Junior College. She earned her B.A.A.S. degree from University of Houston – Victoria with a major in Psychology. Mrs. Bay has been a part time/full time instructor for Wharton County Junior College since 1999. She currently teaches Clinical Dental Hygiene , Dental Materials and Community Service Learning.


Shelley Mayfield, RDH, MEd

Dental Hygiene Instructor
911 Boling Highway 
Wharton, TX 77488 
Ph: (979) 532-6427 
Email: smayfield@wcjc.edu

Shelley Mayfield has been a Dental Hygiene instructor at WCJC since 1998. She earned a Bachelor of Applied Arts & Science degree from University of Houston at Victoria in 1984 and a Master of Education – Administration & Supervision in 2002. She teaches Community Dentistry, Practice Management, Pre-Clinic, and Clinic I, II, III.


Garland Novosad, DDS

Dental Hygiene Instructor
911 Boling Highway 
Wharton, TX 77488 
Ph: (979) 532-6425
Email: garlandn@wcjc.edu

Dr. Garland S. Novosad received his B.S. degree from Baylor University in Waco, Texas and his D.D.S. from Baylor University College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas. During his career, he has taught on the full-time faculty of Baylor College of Dentistry and in the Department of Removable Prosthetics at the University of Washington Health Science Center in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Novosad has been supervising dentist for the Department of Dental Hygiene at Wharton County Junior College since 1996 and teaches Head & Neck Anatomy, Periodontology, Pharmacology, Oral Pathology, and Nutrition.


Part-time Instructors:

Heather Hull, RDH

Dental Hygiene Instructor
911 Boling Highway
Wharton, TX 77488
Ph: (979) 532-6398
Email: hullh@wcjc.edu

Mrs. Hull received her AAS in Dental Hygiene from WCJC. She has over 10 years of experience as a registered dental hygienist working in a private dental practice. Mrs. Hull has been a part time dental hygiene clinical instructor since 2010. She teaches DHYG 1261, DHYG 1304, DHYG 2362, DHYG 2363.


Amy Lehmann, RDH, BS

Dental Hygiene Instructor 
911 Boling Highway 
Wharton, TX 77488 
Ph: (979) 532-6398
Email: lehmanna@wcjc.edu

Mrs. Lehmann received her AAS in Dental Hygiene from WCJC and BS in Dental Hygiene from University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Mrs. Lehmann has been a part time dental hygiene clinical instructor since 2008. She teaches DHYG 1431, DHYG 1261 and DHYG1304.


Gina Wilson, RDH

911 Boling Highway
Wharton, TX 77488 
Ph: (979) 532-6398 
Email: wilsong@wcjc.edu

Mrs. Wilson received her A.A.S. degree from Wharton County Junior College in 1995. She has been a part time clinical instructor since 2009. She is a clinical instructor teaching DHYG 2362 and DHYG 2363 and a lab instructor for DHYG 1301 and DHYG 1311.

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