Faculty and Staff

Rudolph Henry

Program Director/Instructor, Nuclear Power Technology
Wharton County Junior College
4000 Avenue F
Bay City, Texas 77414

Mr. Henry received his BS degree in Engineering Technology – Electronics Specialty, from Texas A&M University in 1975, and his MS degree in Process Monitoring and Controls from University of Houston – Clear Lake in 1985.

Mr. Henry has 29 years of industrial experience ranging from electrical / electronic project engineering, project supervision, quality control, and plant radiation safety officer. His major industry projects included motor controls and drives, instrumentation and controls, crane controls, plant substation, power factor correction, and induction heating of steel. Due to his interest in electrical power control, and his work with Westinghouse IED in the development of power control algorithms for heating different steel alloys, the induction heating project became the field of research for his MS thesis titled, "Induction Through-Heating of Steel Billets: A Study of a Solid State Controlled System", which was published, and publicly defended in 1985.

His academic teaching career started at DeVry University in 2004 as an instructor of Electronics Technology and Electronics Engineering Technology courses, and then to WCJC in 2008 as an instructor in Process Technology, teaching Instrumentation and Quality. In 2009 he became the Director / Instructor of the Nuclear Power Technology Program, and completed 120 hours of faculty development / nuclear power plant training at the South Texas Project (STP), to ensure industry specific, training and laboratory development for the Nuclear Power Technology Program. Continued research in electrical power, electric power quality, and professional organization participation has also led to co-authored electrical industry standard (ANSI/IEEE C62.45-1987, as an IEEE Working Group member), and conference publication (ASEE-AC 2008-628).


Michelle Smith

Division Secretary
(979) 532-6554

Cynthia Ottis

Division Secretary
(979) 244-4236



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