Head of Mathematics Department
Instructor of Mathematics
Wharton Campus – S216
Mrs. Mauch received her B.S. from Louisiana State University in 2000, and earned her M.Ed. degree from Texas State University – San Marcos in 2009. She was a Secondary Mathematics teacher (grades 7 – 12) for 10 years before becoming a full-time instructor for Wharton County Junior College in 2012. She has taught College Algebra, Trigonometry, Statistics, Finite Math, and Precalculus.
Instructor of Mathematics
Sugar Land Campus - SUG 130
Mrs. Avetisyan received her Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Applied Mathematics from Yerevan State University, Armenia. She has more than twenty years of college level teaching experience and taught at various universities and colleges both in Armenia and United States including Houston Baptist University and Westwood College. Mrs. Avetisyan started teaching at WCJC since fall 2012 and has taught College Algebra, College Mathematics II, and Business Calculus. She is also an adjunct faculty at Lone Stare College since 2006. Mrs. Avetisyan has presented and published a paper titled "Math Anxiety Can Be Prevented- An Efficient Approach" at the Academic Business World International Conference in Nashville, TN, 2006.
Instructor of Mathematics
Fort Bend Technical Center, TC-140K
Kimberly Benien is a mathematics instructor; course builder of all distance education courses and coordinator of course management systems for the math department at Wharton County Junior College. Previously she was an adjunct instructor at Brazosport College and WCJC. She received her B.A. in Educational Studies and in Mathematics and her M.A. in Mathematics Education from Western Governors University in Salt Lake City, Utah. Mrs. Benien’s experience includes secondary mathematics, College Algebra, Trigonometry, Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences I & II, Elementary Statistics, Precalculus, and Calculus. Mrs. Benien began teaching for WCJC in 2011.
Ben Brink, B.S.,M.A.
Ben Brink received the B.S. in Math from Allegheny College, and the M.A. in Math from West Virginia University. He has over 30 years instructional experience. Professional interests include finite groups and quaternion. At WCJC he teaches college algebra, finite math, math analysis for business, statistics, pre-calculus and Calculus I-II-III. He has edited several papers by Professor Will Heierman. He also tutors professionally. He has been married for 18 years to Esther, a braillist at Lamar ISD. Personal interests include outdoor activities and current events.
Mr. James Carolan, B.A., M.Ed.
Mr. Carolan received his BA and MA from the Texas Wesleyan University. He has done advanced studies at the University of Texas. Mr. Carolan began teaching Mathematics at WCJC in 1959. He has taught Developmental Mathematics, College Algebra, Trigonometry, Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences I & II, Statistics, Fundamentals of Mathematics I & II, Precalculus, and Calculus.
Mr. Fred Ermis, B.S., M.S.
Mr. Ermis earned a B.S. Degree in Mathematics from Sam Houston State University and a M.S. Degree in Mathematics from Marquette University. He has done additional graduate studies in Mathematics at Oberlin College and the University of Houston. Mr. Ermis has taught at WCJC since 1966.Mr. Ermis teaches College Algebra and Finite Math.
William E. Heierman, B.S., M.S.
Mr. Heierman received his Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics with Highest Honor from the Georgia Institute of Technology in June, 1965.He earned a Master of Science in Mathematics from the Courant Institute of New York University under a National Science Foundation Fellowship in June, 1967.He taught Mathematics at Kingsborough Community College of The City University of New York from September, 1969 until January, 1998.From September, 1999 until August, 2001 he was employed by Central Texas College as a Developmental Instructor in Mathematics and a Naval College PACE Instructor in Mathematics and English. He joined the Faculty of Wharton County Junior College as a full-time Instructor in Mathematics in August, 2001, and currently teaches both academic and developmental mathematics courses.
Mr. James Kelley, B.S., M.S.
James Kelley has been on the WCJC math faculty for over twenty years and teaches all levels of mathematics. He was educated at the University of Arkansas and received the 2011 Excellence in Teaching Award from NISOD.
Dale Neaderhouser, B.S., M.S.
Mr. Neaderhouser has a Bachelor's Degree from Cornell University and two Masters Degrees, both from the University of Illinois, one in math and one in statistics. He has taught at University of Illinois, Texas A&M, University of Houston, University of Phoenix and Cy-Fair College. Mr. Neaderhouser began teaching for WCJC in 2004. He has taught College Algebra, Trigonometry, Math for Business and Social Sciences I and II, Differential Equations, and Fundamentals of Math I. Mr. Neaderhouser was also a programmer/developer in the oil industry for twenty-five years. He was born in Indiana and has lived in Texas since 1975. He served in Korea for the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. During his career he raised three daughters all born in the 1970s.
Mr. Kirby Pressly, B.A., M.A.
Instructor of Mathematics
Wharton Campus - S215
Kirby Pressly has been on the WCJC math faculty for over forty years and teaches classes at all levels. He received degrees from the University of North Texas and UT at Austin.
Instructor of Mathematics
Richmond Campus - TC-140K
Bracha Silverstone has a Master's Degree and a Bachelor's Degree from Hunter College (CUNY) in the areas of Mathematics and in Secondary Math Education. She has taught high school and then became a full-time Lecturer at Bergen Community College teaching Developmental Mathematics from 2009 to 2014. She then relocated with her husband and 2 sons from New York to Houston and has been a full-time Math Instructor at Wharton since 2014. At Wharton, Bracha teaches College Algebra, Trigonometry and Mathematics for Business & Social Sciences (Finite Mathematics).
Instructor of Mathematics
Fort Bend Technical Center, TC-140G
Ph: (281) 239-1559
Mrs. Smith received her B.S. from Mississippi State University. She taught high school
for five years and earned her M.ED. from Mississippi College. Mrs. Smith became a
full time instructor with Wharton County Junior College in 2009.She has taught Business
Calculus, Pre Calculus, Trigonometry, Finite Math, and College Algebra.
Mohamad BaradaEmail: BaradaM@wcjc.edu
Mr. Barada graduated from LSU in 1986 with a BS in Electrical Engineering and from Louisiana Southern University in 1987 with a Master degree in Mathematics. He has been teaching at the high school level for the last 13 years. He started teaching at WCJC in 2012. He has taught College Algebra, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus 1, and Calculus 2. He has been married for 34 years has twin daughters, both juniors in college.
Mrs. Deborah Barnett, BA, MA
Mrs. Barnett received her B.A. degree and teacher certification from Incarnate Word College and earned her M.A. degree from the New School for Social Research. She continued with post-graduate studies in Mathematics at the University of Houston. She has been a high school mathematics teacher for twenty-two years. Mrs. Barnett has been a part time instructor for Wharton County Junior College at Tidehaven High School since 2006.She currently teaches College Algebra and Trigonometry.
Ms. Dupas has a Bachelor Degree from Southern University A & M and a Masters Degree
Southern University A & M in mathematics. She has taught at Houston Community College, Katy ISD
and Alief ISD. She has taught at Wharton County Junior College since 2014.
Mr. Everidge has a BS in Mathematics with honors from the University of Oklahoma and a MA in Mathematics from the University of Oklahoma. He also has additional course work from the University of Oklahoma and Texas A & M. He has taught College Algebra, Trigonometry,, Linear Algebra, Analytic Geometry, Statistics, Math for Business and Social Sciences I and II, Precalculus, and Calculus. Mr. Everidge began teaching for WCJC in 2013.
Otha D Gray Jr
Mr. Gray received his B.A. degree and teacher certification from Baylor University. He taught high school and junior high school for ten years and then earned his M.S. degree from Texas A&M at Commerce. Mr. Gray has been a Math teacher at Bay City I.S.D. since 1966. He currently teaches Dual Calculus, Dual Trigonometry, and Dual Pre-Calculus.
Dr. Jack Grisham
Temporary full time instructor of Mathematics
Fort Bend technical Center, TC 2040F
Dr. Grisham has a Ph.D. and M.A. in Mathematical Sciences from Rice University and a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Grisham has been a leader of engineering design and development projects stressing teamwork. He has over 20 years engineering experience specializing in strategic planning, marketing, project management, product development, and support. For the majority of his career, he led teams creating software for modeling physical processes in the petroleum and petrochemical industries. More recently, he worked on the design and development of innovative gas-liquid contactors for the chemical process industries. He began teaching part time at the college level in 2003 and at WCJC in 2011. He has taught College Algebra, Trigonometry, Math for Business and Social Sciences I, Statistics, Precalculus, and Calculus.
Mr. Hsiung received a B.A. degree from Chung-Yuan Christian University major in Electronic Engineering, a M.S. degree from Texas A&I University in Electrical Engineering and a M.S. degree from Texas A&M University at Kingsville in Mathematics. He taught math classes at Texas A&M University at Kingsville while in graduate school. Mr. Hsiung has worked for Wharton County Junior College since 2012. At WCJC he has taught College Algebra and Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences I.
Mr. Moebes has a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Houston. Mr. Moebes has been teaching since 1972 at HCC and LeTourneau University. Mr. Moebes began teaching for WCJC in 2012. He has taught Differential Equations and College Algebra.
Ha S. Nguyen, PhD.
Mr. Ha Nguyen received two MS degrees, in Mathematics and in Statistics, a Doctorate degree in Mathematics, from the University of Houston, Houston, Texas. He has been teaching as an adjunct instructor at Houston Community College Systems (HCCS) since 2010, and also as an adjunct instructor at University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) since 2010. At UHD, he taught College Algebra, Calculus for Business, Pre-calculus, Statistics for Business courses. At HCCS, he taught College Algebra, Trigonometry, Pre-calculus, Calculus for Business, Calculus I, I, III, Differential Equations and others. He began teaching at WCJC in 2014.
Mr. Osore received his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with a minor in Computer Science from the University of Houston in Victoria in spring 1995. In the fall 2001 he received his Masters of Arts degree from University of Houston Victoria. Mr. Osore taught Dual credit courses at El Campo ISD for three years. Mr. Osore has been teaching at Wharton County Junior College since late 1997. He has taught College Algebra, Trigonometry, Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences I & II, Statistics, and Calculus.
Mr. Sandoval received is Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics with a minor in English from the University of Texas at Austin, Fall 2003. In the summer of 2011 he received his Masters in Mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin. Mr. Sandoval has recently begun teaching Dual Credit Trigonometry at El Campo High School, where he is also a teacher of record for ECISD. Mr. Sandoval has taught in the following school districts: Austin ISD, Somerville ISD, Lockhart ISD, and El Campo ISD. Mr. Sandoval began teaching with WCJC in 2011.
Mr. Togba C. Sapolucia, BSEE, MSC
Mr. Sapolucia received his BSEE degree from University of Colorado, Denver. He worked briefly as an operations manager for a major U.S. firm. He received his M.SC degree from Prairie View A & M University. Mr. Sapolucia returned to academia in 1988 as a full-time instructor of Mathematics, teaching various mathematics courses at Prairie View A & M University. He has been teaching all levels of Mathematics and Statistics at Houston Community College System since 1992. Mr. Sapolucia has been teaching Mathematics and Statistics courses at Wharton County Junior College since 1989. He is also an adjunct instructor of Mathematics at University of Houston Down Town.
Mr. Shagroni received a M.Sc. Mathematics from Rice University and a M.Sc. PhD in Engineering from Colorado School of Mines. Mr. Shagroni has been an instructor with Houston Community College, University of Houston, University of St. Thomas, and Wharton County Junior College. He has taught Calculus, Differential Equation, Linear Algebra, College Algebra, Statistics, Discrete Math, Math for Business and Social Sciences I and II, PreCalculus, Trigonometry, Developmental Math, Physics, Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics. Mr. Shagroni began teaching with WCJC in 2013.
Ms. Tomy has a Master’s Degree in Mathematics, Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics, Bachelor’s Degree in Education. Ms. Tomy has taught Mathematics on the secondary level and on the college level. She has taught Precalculus, Fundamentals of Mathematics, Intermediate Algebra, College Algebra, and Math for Business and Social Sciences I. She began teaching at Wharton County Junior College in 2013.