Faculty and Staff

Stephen Lyford

Computer Science Program Director
Instructor of Computer Science
Office: Wharton Campus, Peace-106B
Phone: 1-800-561-9252 X6479
Email: lyfords@wcjc.edu
Faculty Website: http://facultyweb.wcjc.edu/lyfords/

BS, Computer Science, Sam Houston State University
ME, Secondary Education - Computer Science, Sam Houston State University

Certfications: ETA Certified Fiber Optic Installer, Microsoft Technology Associate in the following areas: Windows Server Administration, Windows Operating Systems, Security, Networking.

Mr. Lyford has over ten years of professional experience and six years of teaching experience. His focus areas are, server administration, active directory, Exchange mail servers, client operating systems, A+, fiber optics, computer applications, computer virtualization and computer networking. 

 

Rebecca Brown
Instructor of Computer Science
Office: Richmond Campus, 140L
Phone: 1-800-561-9252 x1567
Email: rebeccab@wcjc.edu 

BS, Computer Science, Lamar University
MS, Information Technology , Florida Institute of Technology

Ms. Brown has over twenty years of professional experience and ten years of teaching experience. Her focus areas are programming logic, programming languages (Visual Basic, Java, html), software project management, and web page design.

 

J. B. Groves III

Instructor of Computer Science
Office: FBTC Campus, TC-240
Phone: 1-800-561-9252 x1554
Email: jbgroves@wcjc.edu
Faculty Website: http://facultyweb.wcjc.edu/JBGroves

AA, General Studies, Wharton County Junior College
BS, Information Systems Technology, University of Houston
MS, Information Systems Technology, University of Houston

Microsoft Certifications: Microsoft Certified Professional, Microsoft Technology Associate in the following areas: Windows Server Administration, Windows Operating Systems, Security, Networking 
Electronics Technicians Association Certifications: Customer Service Specialist, Fiber Optic Technician, Fiber Optic Technician, Wireless Network Technician, Network Systems Technician, Network Systems Technician, Electronic Security Network Technician, Fiber Optic Installer – Outside Plant, Network Computer Technician, Computer Service Technician, Fiber Optics Installer
American Society for Training and Development and the International Society for Performance and Instruction:
Certified Training Professional

Mr. Groves has over twenty-five years professional experience and ten years teaching experience. His focus areas are computer and networking hardware, Windows Server network administration, Windows client operating systems, desktop support, fiber optics, robotics, and computer applications.

 

Amelia Maretka

Instructor of Computer Science
Office: Wharton Campus, Peace-108B
Phone: 1-800-561-9252 x6333
Email: amaretka@wcjc.edu
Faculty Website: http://facultyweb.wcjc.edu/AMaretka

BS, Technical Education, University of Houston MS, Curriculum and Instruction, University of Houston ABD, Higher Education Administration, University of Houston

Certifications: ETA Certified Fiber Optic Installer, EC Council Certified Ethical Hacker v6, IC3, MOS: Word 2010, MOS: Excel 2010, MOS: PowerPoint 2010, MTA: Windows Server Administration Fundamentals, MTA: Security Fundamentals; MTA: Networking Fundamentals, TS: Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization

Ms. Maretka has over twenty years teaching experience. Her focus areas are Security +, client operating systems, fiber optics, server administration, technical support specialist,  computer applications, and UNIX.

NISOD recipient 2010

 

Nora McCarthy, CPA

Instructor of Computer Science
Office: Wharton campus, Peace-102A
Phone: 1-800-561-9252 x6551
Email: noram@wcjc.edu
Faculty Website: http://facultyweb.wcjc.edu/NMcCarthy

BS, Accounting, University of Houston – Clear Lake
MS, Accounting, University of Houston – Clear Lake

Ms. McCarthy has over twenty years teaching experience and five years professional experience. Her focus areas are programming (Java), PC hardware, databases and computer applications.

 

Natalie Pittman

Instructor of Computer Science
Office: Richmond Campus, 140D
Phone: 1-800-561-9252 x1533
Email: pittmann@wcjc.edu

BS, Environmental Design, Texas A&M
MFA - Fine Arts, Texas A&M

Miss. Pittman has three years teaching experience. Her focus areas are computer animation, digital photography, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator,  Adobe InDesign, Flash, digital video, and client operating systems.

 

Donna Schilling

Instructor of Computer Science
Office: Richmond Campus, 140L
Phone: 1-800-561-1571
Email: dschilling@wcjc.edu
Faculty Website: http://facultyweb.wcjc.edu/DSchilling

Certificate, Cisco Router Networking, Wharton County Junior College 
AAS, Network Administration, Wharton County Junior College
BAAS, Computer Information Systems, University of Houston – Victoria

Certifications: CCENT, CCNA, 98-349: MTA: Windows Operating System Fundamentals,98-366: MTA: Networking Fundamentals, Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Vitalization

Ms. Schilling has over ten years of teaching experience. Her focus areas are Cisco (CCENT & CCNA) computer networking, network security, and computer virtualization

NISOD recipient 2014

 

David Woods

Instructor of Computer Science
Office: Sugar Land Campus, RM-214B
Phone: 1-800-561-9252 x8507
Email: woodsd@wcjc.edu

BS, Computer Engineering Technology, University of Houston
MBA, University of Houston Victoria
MS, Computer Information System, University of Houston Victoria

Mr. Woods received an Outstanding Performance Award from the Dean of the School of Business, UHV.

He has obtained a valid Texas Teaching Certificate, with GT (Gifted and Talented) and ESL (English as a Second Language) endorsements.

Mr. Woods has over twenty-five years of professional business experience. His focus areas are: Cloud Computing, vSphere, UNIX/Linux, Java, C++, Assembly, Android Programming and Gaming.

 

 Oner Celepcikay

Instructor of Computer Science
Office: Sugar Land Campus, RM-223
Phone: 1-800-561-9252 x8565
Email: celepcikayo@wcjc.edu

BS, Computer Computer Science, Instanbul University
MS, Computer Science, University of Houston
Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Houston

Mr. Celepcikayhas over seven years of professional experience. And over eleven years of teaching experience.  His focus areas are: Computer Programming, Gaming, Security, and Data Analytics.

 

Part-time Faculty

Connie Chong

Instructor of Computer Science
Email: chongc@wcjc.edu

MBA, California Polytechnic State University
MS, Computer Science, California Polytechnic State University

Certifications: PMP

Ms. Chong has over twenty years of professional experience and five years teaching experience. Her focus areas are project management, relational database management systems, software development, and computer applications.

  

Dr. Ken Granger

Part-Time Instructor of Computer Science 
Email: grangerk@wcjc.edu

AA, Business Administration, Harrisburg Area Community College
BS, Accounting, Penn State
MBA, E-Business, University of Phoenix
PhD, Organization and Management, Capella University 

Dr. Granger has over twenty years of professional experience and five years of teaching experience.

 

Sharon Gregory

Part-Time Instructor of Computer Science
Email: gregorys@wcjc.edu
Faculty Website:http://facultyweb.wcjc.edu/GregoryS/

BS, Computer Science, Stephen F. Austin State University
MS, Computer Science, Stephen F. Austin State University

Certifications: PMP

Ms. Gregory has over twenty-five years of professional experience and six years of teaching experience. She spent time in a variety of information technology roles in the oil & gas, educational publishing, heavy construction and insurance industries. Her areas of expertise and interest include: software analysis and design, data modeling, database design and IT project management.

 

Lynette Phillip

Part-Time Instructor of Computer Science 
Email: PhillipL@wcjc.edu

BA, Computer Information Systems, University of Houston
MS, Instructional Design and Technology, Walden University

Ms. Phillip has over twenty years of teaching experience and ten years of professional work experience.  

 

Charlene Phillips

Part-Time Instructor of Computer Science 
Email: PhillipsC@wcjc.edu

BA, Math, University of Texas
MS, Instructional Technology, University of Houston – Clear Lake

Ms. Phillips has over thirty years of public school teaching experience and ten years of teaching experience at the collegiate level.

 

Mohammad Raza

Part-Time Instructor of Computer Science 
Email: Razam@wcjc.edu

BS, Information Systems and Technology, University of Phoenix
MBA, Information Technology, University of Phoenix

Mr. Raza has over twenty years of professional experience in the IT field, specializing in networking and data center technologies.  

  

Alison Robinson

Part-Time Instructor of Computer Science 
Email: robinsona@wcjc.edu

BA, Journalism/Advertising, Sam Houston State University
MS, Instructional Technology, University of Houston

Ms. Robinson has four years of professional experience and twelve years of teaching experience, and she has a elementary education teaching certificate.

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