Faculty and Staff
Department Head, Chemistry, Physics & Engineering
Office: Wharton campus - Science 227B
Mrs. Whitley received a B.S. in chemistry from Sam Houston State University and M.S.in chemistry from University of California at Riverside. She has more than 15 years of community college teaching experience. She teaches introductory and general chemistry at the Wharton and Sugar Land campuses.
Mr. Avantsa studied chemical engineering at Texas Tech University and business at Rice University. Mr. Avantsa joined the WCJC engineering faculty as a part-time instructor in August 2013.
Dr. Acevedo joined the full-time WCJC chemistry faculty in August 2011 after completing his Ph.D. in applied physics at Rice University. He is also a graduate of the University of Houston, earning a B.S. in chemistry. Dr. Acevedo has taught both chemistry and physics courses at WCJC.