Faculty and Staff

Scott Stripling

Department Head; Instructor of Humanities
Richmond Campus (FBTC)
Phone: (281) 239-1570
Email: striplingd@wcjc.edu

Dr. Scott Stripling degrees include the following: BS (English/Physical Education), MA (English), MA (Biblical Literature), and DMin (Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology). He has taught at the University of Texas Brownsville, International Bible College, Belhaven University, and WCJC.  Dr. Stripling is an active field archaeologist and serves as the Director of Excavations at Khirbet el-Maqatir, Israel.  Courses Currently Taught: Humanities 1301.


Ava Humme

Instructor of Humanities
Wharton Campus (Changing to Sugar Land in Fall 2014)
Phone: (979) 532-6345
Email: avah@wcjc.edu

Ava King Humme received her B.A. in Journalism from Texas A & M University and M. Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, with additional graduate course work in English Literature, from the University of Houston-Victoria. Since 1991 she has taught for WCJC in various departments, including Vocational Education, Adult Basic Education, Developmental Studies, English, and Humanities. Ms. Humme has taught at the University of Houston-Victoria and for Region IV of the Texas Education Agency and volunteered as a Special Education reading tutor for middle school students in Fort Bend ISD. She also has a strong professional background as a writer and editor for several major energy companies. Courses Currently Taught: Humanities 1301.


Jimidene Murphey

Instructor of Humanities
Wharton Campus
Phone: (979) 532-6318
Email: murpheyj@wcjc.edu

Jimidene Murphey has 25 years experience in the classroom. She earned her B.B.A. and M.B.A. in marketing and management from Tarleton State University, and completed her M.A. in composition/rhetoric and technical writing at Texas Tech University. Ms. Murphey has taught at South Plains College, Clarendon College, Victoria College, University of Houston, and WCJC. Additionally, she has prepared over 32 ancillaries for English and business textbooks and was a part of a grant to bring online student services to rural colleges. Courses Currently Taught: Humanities 1301.


Anaisabel Ortiz-Avila

Instructor of Spanish
Richmond Campus (FBTC)
Phone: (979) 281-239-1573
Email: avilaa@wcjc.edu

Miss Ortiz-Avila received her Associate Degree in Radio-TV-Film from San Antonio College in San Antonio, Texas, her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Texas at El Paso and her M.A. in Spanish from Texas State University in San Marcos. She has taught Spanish language and literature classes at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Texas State University, Northeast Lakeview College Houston Community College, and Wharton County Junior College. Courses Currently Taught: SPAN 1311, SPAN 1312, SPAN 2311 and SPAN 2312.



Adjunct Instructors 

Ernest Ramirez

Adjunct Instructor of Humanities
Email: ramireze@wcjc.edu

Ernest Ramirez received his B.S. in Professional Writing from the University of Houston-Downtown, and his M.A. in Humanities from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. Mr. Ramirez also has an M.A. in American Government and an M.A. Congressional and Presidential Studies from The Catholic University of America, Washington D.C. He has worked as an editor and writer for NASA contractors in Texas and Maryland and as a consultant on various federal government contracts in the Washington DC area. Mr. Ramirez is an adjunct instructor and has been teaching college-level courses in English since 2006 as well as Humanities and Government courses since 2011. Courses currently taught: Humanities 1301


Candice L. Alexander

Adjunct Instructor of Humanities

Email: alexanderc@wcjc.edu

Candice L. Alexander received her B.A. in Theatre Arts, Integrated Studies with a minor in Philosophy from the University of Colorado, Denver, as well as her Master of Humanities with emphasis in Women's Studies, Religious Studies and Theatre from the University of Colorado, Denver. Ms. Alexander teaches Humanities at WCJC Sugar Land, and Theatre and Public Speaking full time at the Briarwood School. She began teaching at WCJC in 2011. Courses Currently Taught: Humanities 1301.


Lisa Carroll-Davis

Adjunct Instructor of Spanish

Email: davisl@wcjc.edu

Lisa Carroll-Davis received her B.A. in Spanish and French from Houghton College. She completed a MA by Research in Spanish at the University of Exeter (UK), and her PhD in Spanish Linguistics at the University of Southampton (UK). Her research focuses on Latin American politics, political discourse, nationalism, and the intersection of religion and politics in Latin America. She also served as a researcher on multilingualism for the European Union. Dr. Carroll-Davis has taught classes on Spanish language, linguistics, and Latin American politics at a variety of academic institutions over the past eight years. Courses currently taught: SPAN 1312

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