Faculty and Staff

Ramiro Acevedo

Department Head
Chemistry, Engineering, Physics
Home Office:  SUGUH - Room 212

Dr. Acevedo joined the full-time WCJC chemistry faculty in August 2011 after completing his PhD in applied physics at Rice University in 2010.He has also taught chemistry and physics at Lone Star College and is a graduate of the University of Houston.He teaches introductory and general chemistry classes at the Sugar Land and FBTC campuses.

John Bankston

Chemistry Instructor
Home Office:  FBTC - Room 140J

Mr. Bankston received his B.S. degree from the University of Houston.  He received his M.S. degree from the University of Washington.  Mr. Bankston has been an instructor for Wharton County Junior College since 2002, where he has instructed general chemistry as well as organic chemistry.

Frank Carey

Instructor of Chemistry
Office:  SUGUH - Room 239


Mr. Carey received his BS and MS in Chemistry from the University of North Texas (Denton). He has more than ten years of experience in college teaching and more than 25 years corporate industry management experience. He has supervised over 100 professional engineers, chemists, and technicians. He was responsible for product development, technical service, quality assurance, and project management for several large and small companies including Dow Chemical, Raytheon (Amana), and Goldschmidt Chemical (now Degussa). He served on national industry-government consortium committees (CFC abatement) and presented papers at numerous international technical marketing conferences on polyurethane foam technology.

At WCJC, Mr. Carey has been a full-time instructor of chemistry since 2001 and teaches freshman chemistry (1405, 1411-1412) and organic chemistry (2423-2425) classes.

Sean Collins

Instructor of Chemistry
Office:  Wharton: Room 207
Email: collinss@wcjc.edu

Mr. Collins was added as a part-time Instructor of chemistry for WCJC at the Wharton campus in 2011 after completing his MS at Texas A&M University in 2010. He began teaching for the college full time in the fall of 2012, and teaches freshman chemistry.  

Obiageli Nwosu

Temporary Full Time Instructor of Chemistry
Office:  Sugar Land - Room 113
Phone:  281-243-8539
Email:  nwosuo@wcjc.edu


Mrs. Nwosu received her B.S. degree in Industrial Chemistry from the Federal University of Technology Owerri, Nigeria and her M.S. degree in Chemistry from Prairie View A & M University, Texas in 2011. She has also completed course work for a Master’s degree in Environmental Management from Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt, Nigeria. She joined the WCJC Chemistry faculty as a part time instructor in 2013. She currently teaches General Chemistry at the Sugar Land campus


Hui Zhao

Temporary Full Time Instructor of Chemistry
Office:  Wharton - Science Bldg. Room #118
Email:  zhaoh@wcjc.edu

1986-1990, B.S., Xiamen University (Chemistry), Xiiamen, China 1993-1996, M.S., Chinese Academy of Sciences (Inorganic Chemistry), Changchun, China 1996-2000, Ph. D., Chinese Academy of Sciences (Physical Chemistry) Changchun, China 2001-1005, M. S., University of Houston (Analytical Chemistry), Houston, TX, US Teaching at WCJC since January 2013.


Part-time Faculty

Silvano Grosso

Email: grossos@wcjc.edu

Mr Grosso holds B.S. and M.S degrees in chemistry and worked as a Sr. Research Chemist for Dow Chemical USA, in both Midland, MI and Freeport, TX.  He also has international experience with several large corporations such as Dow Chemical, Hoechst, and Nalco.He is a native of Rome, Italy and speaks multiple languages.  Since 2006, he has been a part-time instructor of chemistry and math tutor at WCJC.

Emmanuel Ewane

Email: ewanee@wcjc.edu

Dr. Ewane re-joined the WCJC chemistry faculty as a part-time Instructor in June 2011.He has a PhD in environmental chemistry from Texas Southern University. He teaches freshman and organic chemistry classes primarily at the Sugar Land campus.

Thomas David Griffith

Email: griffithd@wcjc.edu

B. S. in Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 1970 Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1977 Teaching at WCJC since January 2012.

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