Faculty and Staff

Rudolph Henry

Department Head/Instructor, Nuclear Power Technology Program
Wharton County Junior College
4000 Avenue F
Bay City, Texas 77414
henryr@wcjc.edu
979-244-4666

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).


Mr. Roy Caruthers, BS, MS

Instructor,  Nuclear Power Technology

Office: Bay City Campus
Ph:(979) 244-4666
Email: caruthersr@wcjc.edu

Mr. Caruthers received his BS degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma, and his MS degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas. His initial academic teaching career was from 1970 – 1971 at the University of Texas as a Graduate Teaching Assistant. Mr. Caruthers has been teaching as a part-time instructor in the Nuclear Power and Process Technology Programs at WCJC since 2008. Mr. Caruthers has been teaching as a part-time instructor in the Nuclear Power and Process Technology Programs at WCJC since 2008.


Mr. Richard Gammell

Instructor,  Nuclear Power Technology

Office: Bay City Campus
Ph: (979) 244-4666
Email: gammellr@wcjc.edu

In 2002 Mr. Gammell earned his National Academy for Nuclear Training Nuclear Instructor Certification and became the lead instructor for the Apprentice Operator Training Program at STP. After assisting in the development of the local community college nuclear degree programs, Mr. Gammell joined the WCJC Nuclear Power Technology Degree Department as a part time instructor in 2008.


Jaime Paul, BS, JD

Instructor,  Nuclear Power Technology

Office: Bay City Campus
Ph: (979) 244-4666 
Email: paulj@wcjc.edu

Adjunct instructor Mr. Jamie Paul has a BS in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Wisconsin. He has also received an MBA and a JD from the University of Houston. He has 17 years of experience in the nuclear industry including having held a Senior Reactor Operator (SRO) license at South Texas Project. Mr. Paul has also been a certified training instructor and taught numerous courses at different locations including South Texas Project, Brazosport College, and WCJC.


Cynthia Ottis

Nuclear Power Secretary

Office: Bay City Campus
Ph: (979) 244-4236
Email: OttisC@wcjc.edu

Ms. Ottis received her associate degree with honors from WCJC in Fall 2008. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Houston-Victoria. She began her career at WCJC in January 2006 as a work-study student, followed by working as a part-time desk clerk. Currently, Ms. Ottis is a full-time Secretary for the Nuclear Technology Program.

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