Faculty and Staff

Sharon Prince

Department Head/Instructor of English

5333 FM 1640
Richmond, Tx.  77469
Phone:  281-239-1574
Email: SharonP@wcjc.edu

Sharon Prince has taught for over twenty-five years. She earned her B.A. and M.A. in English from Radford University. She teaches both face-to-face and online classes. She has served as the English department head since 2004.

Phyllis Appling

College Readiness/Parallel Studies Coordinator/Developmental Writing Instructor

Peace- 205
911 Boling Hwy.
Wharton, Tx.  77488
Phone:  979-532-6502
Email:  phyllisa@wcjc.edu

Mrs. Appling received her AA degree from WCJC, a BBA from Sam Houston State University, and an MEd in Reading from the University of Houston –Victoria. She has taught at WCJC for more than twenty-five years, and includes in her courses of expertise: ESL; GED preparation; resumè writing; and job skills. She has taught READ 0306, READ 0307, and ENGL 0307 on the main campus; now teaches INRW 0306 and NCBI 0306.

Pamela Armentrout

Instructor of English

Science Building #209
911 Boling Hwy.
Wharton, Tx.  77488
Phone:  979-532-6470
Email:  PArmentrout@wcjc.edu

Ms. Armentrout received her BA and MA from Texas A & M University.  She has taught at WCJC for more than twenty years.  She currently teaches ENGL 1301 and ENGL 2311 online and on the main campus in Wharton. 

Rick Bush

Instructor of English

14004 University Blvd.
Sugarland, Tx.  77479
Phone:  281-243-8523
Email:  BushR@wcjc.edu

Mr. Frederick (Rick) Bush earned both his B.A. (English and German) and M.A. (German with a minor in English) at Texas Tech University and completed additional graduate coursework in English at both the University of Houston and the University of St. Thomas. Prior to joining the WCJC faculty, his professional teaching experience included two years of German 1401 and 1402 at Texas Tech University, five years of high-school English, and three years as a corporate trainer. After three years as an adjunct instructor, he joined the English Department full-time in August 2004, and he has taught English 1301, 1302, 2322, 2323, 2327, and 2341 at WCJC. Mr. Bush combines his love of writing with his passion for baseball as a member of the Society for American Baseball Research’s Educational Resources Committee and contributes articles to both SABR’s Biography and Games Projects for publication online and in print.

Don Cavin

Full Time Instructor of English

5333 FM 1640
Richmond, Tx. 77469
Phone:  281-239-6401

Email: CavinD@wcjc.edu

Don Cavin received a BA in English from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Tx. and an MA in English from University of College Cork in Cork, Ireland.  He has taught English Composition, Developmental Reading and Writing, and English as a Second Language.  Before joining WCJC, he held teaching positions at Houston Community College and Anhui University of Finance and Economics in Bengbu, China.

Anne Champion

Full Time Instructor of English

911 Boling Hwy.
Wharton, Tx. 77488
Phone:  979-532-

Anne Champion is the author of The Good Girl is Always a Ghost (Black Lawrence Press, 2018), She Saints & Holy Profanities (Quarterly West, 2019), Reluctant Mistress (Gold Wake Press, 2013), Book of Levitations (Trembling Pillow Press, 2019), and The Dark Length Home (Noctuary Press, 2017). Her poems have appeared in Verse Daily, Prairie Schooner, Salamander, Crab Orchard Review, Epiphany Magazine, The Pinch, The Greensboro Review, New South, and elsewhere.  She was a 2009 Academy of American Poet’s Prize recipient, a Barbara Deming Memorial grant recipient, a 2015 Best of the Net winner, and a Pushcart Prize nominee. She holds degrees in Behavioral Psychology and Creative Writing from Western Michigan University and an MFA in Poetry from Emerson College.

Dr. Jackie Cooper-Edwards

Instructor of English

5333 FM 1640
Richmond, Tx. 77469
Phone:  281-239-1587
Email:  edwardsj@wcjc.edu

Jackie Cooper Edwards has over 18 years of experience in education. Prior to joining the WCJC faculty as an adjunct instructor in 2006, she began her educational career as a Language Arts teacher on the junior-high and high-school levels.  She earned her B.A. (English) from Fisk University and M.A. (English) at Texas Southern University.  Most recently, she earned her Ed. D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Houston. She currently teaches English Composition 1301 and 1302 on the main campus.  

Dr. Nathan King

Instructor of English

5333 FM 1640
Richmond, Tx.  77469
Phone:  281-239-1565
Email: kingn@wcjc.edu

NathanKing received his Ph.D. in Humanities- Studies in Literature from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2019. His dissertation, A Dialogic Reading of Alejo Carpentier’s The Kingdom of This World, focused on the intersection of history, music, and identity in Carpentier’s novel. His areas of academic interest are fantastic and neo-Baroque literature, Modernism, and musical aesthetics.

T.K. Krpec

Instructor of English

14004 University Blvd.
Sugarland, Tx.  77479
Phone:  281-243-8508
Email:  krpect@wcjc.edu

Tom-Kody Krpec received his BA in Humanities-English and MFA in Creative Writing from University of Houston-Victoria.  He began teaching at WCJC in the fall of 2017.  He has taught class in Developmental Reading and Writing and English in traditional and hybrid classroom setting. 

Karen Lescure

Instructor of English

14004 University Blvd.
Sugarland, Tx.  77479
Phone:  281-243-8530
Email: karenl@wcjc.edu
URL: https://facultyweb.wcjc.edu/users/karenl/index.aspx

Karen Lescure graduated with her master’s degree in English in 1997 and teaches English for Wharton County Junior College at the Sugar Land campus. She has been full-time faculty member since the fall of 2004. In addition to teaching English, Karen also enjoys writing in her spare time and has published a narrative in the Houston Chronicle's Texas Magazine.

Dr. Joy Magowan

Instructor of English

5333 FM 1640
Richmond, Tx.  77469
Phone:  281-239-1562
Email:  magowanj@wcjc.edu

Joy Magowan began teaching for Wharton Community Junior College in Fall 2012.  Previously, Dr. Magowan taught for the US Department of Defense Dependent Schools and the University of Maryland University College Europe, living outside of the United States for 26 years.   Magowan received an MA from Arizona State University in 1984 and a PhD from the University of Oklahoma in 2006.

Angelique Sakry

TFT Instructor of English

Peace 102B
911 Boling Hwy
Wharton, Tx.  77488
Phone:  979-532-6433
Email: sakrya@wcjc.edu

Ms. Sakry joined WCJC in the fall of 2009. She has taught English Comp 1301 and 1302 for the past 10 years as an adjunct instructor.  She received her undergraduate degree through Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio and her Master's Degree from the University of Houston – Victoria in English and Communications.  She has also completed additional graduate hours through the University of Houston - Victoria’s Creative Writing M.F.A. program.  

Dr. Jessi Snider

Instructor of English

5333 FM 1640
Richmond, Tx.  77469
Phone:  281-239-1588
Email:  Sniderj@wcjc.edu

Jessi Snider has a BS and MA from the University of Houston system and a doctorate from Texas A&M University.  She has taught at both the high school and college levels.  Jessi's academic interests include Victorian literature, postmodern literature, and literary theory. 

Jeff Tix

Instructor of English


5333 FM 1640
Richmond, Tx.  77469
Phone:  281-239-1512
Email:  TixJ@wcjc.edu

Jeff spent over two decades in systems consulting before turning to his true interest of teaching.  Even in private industry, he taught classes whenever possible.  His BA is in Business Analysis, and he has an MBA in Finance, as well as an MA in English with a minor in History.  He is a serious music collector and a serious cook.

Matthew Tougas

Instructor of English


5333 FM 1640
Richmond, Tx. 77469
Phone:  281-239-
Email: TougasM@wcjc.edu

Matthew Tougas (he, him, his) earned his Master’s from the University of New Mexico and his Bachelor’s from the University of Kansas, both of where he studied English: Rhetoric and Writing. His areas of expertise are in composition, rhetoric, and community literacies. Prior to arriving at WCJC, Matthew taught at Southeastern Louisiana University and Louisiana State University. 

Dr. Hector Weir

Instructor of Spanish


5333 FM 1640
Richmond, Tx.  77469
Phone:  281-239-1575
Email:  WeirH@wcjc.edu

Dr. Hector Weir Earned his A.A. degree in English from Blinn College in 2006 and graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.A. in Spanish and Anthropology in 2009.  He completed his graduated work at the Texas A&M University Department of Hispanic Studies where he earned his M.A. in 2011 and Ph.D. in 2016.  His research interests include Religion in literature, Contemporary Latin-American Literature and Film, and Cultural Studies.  In addition to teaching Dr. Weir enjoys spending time with his family, coaching soccer, and playing the guitar. 

Julie Woleslagle

Instructor of English

Peace 108A
911 Boling Hwy.
Wharton, Tx.  77488
Ph:  979-532-6318
Email:  woleslaglej@wcjc.edu

Julieta Woleslagle obtained her Bachelor’s in Humanites with a concentration in English from University of Houston - Victoria in 2013. She went on to simultaneously obtain a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and a Master of Science in Publishing from University of Houston – Victoria in 2017.She has been teaching first year writing courses and professional writing courses since 2017.  When she isn't teaching, Julieta is busy polishing her first novel, Dragon.

 Adjunct Instructors 

William Allbritton

Adjunct Instructor of Philosophy (online)

Email: AllbrittonA@wcjc.edu

William Albritton has been teaching for fifteen years, beginning as a graduate assistant at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. He later taught at South Arkansas Community College and has been teaching online Philosophy for WCJC since 2009.

Walter Barta

Adjunct Instructor of English

Email: bartaw@wcjc.edu

Mr. Barta joined WCJC in the fall of 2021 and teaches NCBI 0300, ENGL 1301, and ENGL 1302. He received his degrees from the University of Houston. Formerly, he was a tutor, workshop facilitator, and assistant teacher for Houston Independent School District; he has also been working as a technical writer and analyst for Houston area businesses for the last five years. On the side he writes for the "Popular Culture and Philosophy" book series.

Dana Bramble

Email:  danab@wcjc.edu

Dana Bramble received her degree in education from Southwest Texas State
University and has 17 years of teaching experience. She has been teaching full
time at WCJC since 2001. Mrs. Bramble has taught ENGL 0307, READ 0306, and READ
0307; she now teaches INRW 0306 and NCBI 0306. Her College Readiness courses
integrate technology with the writing process.

Kirk Cowell

Adjunct Instructor of Philosophy

Fine Arts 101
911 Boling Highway
Wharton, TX 77498
Ph: (979)-532-6911
Email:  cowellk@wcjc.edu 

Kirk Cowell received his B.S. (1994), M.Div. (2002) and D.Min. (2014) degrees from Abilene Christian University. Before coming to WCJC, he taught speech classes as an adjunct instructor at Tarrant County College for one year, and at Laredo Community College for five years.

Prior to becoming a speech instructor, Dr. Cowell served for more than a decade in Christian ministry, gaining experience in teaching, pastoral counseling, committee leadership, and public speaking that informs his teaching work. He maintains an interest in intergenerational religious education models and conducts occasional seminars and workshops on that topic.

Cindy Diener

Instructor of English

Email:  dienerc@wcjc.edu

Cindy Diener has a Bachelor’s of Science in Education from Texas A & M University (Dec. 1990) and a Master’s of Interdisciplinary Studies in English and Psychology from the University of Houston-Victoria (August 1996). Her years of teaching experience span the junior high, high school, and college levels. Her previous college teaching experience includes 10 years for The Victoria College and 6 years part-time for WCJC before being hired full-time by WCJC in 2011. Cindy’s academic interests include technology, feminist literature, and British literature. Her personal and academic motto is “Anything is possible,” and she approaches each day as though this is the rule and not the exception. 

Dalia El Metwally

Adjunct Instructor of English

Email: elmetwallyd@wcjc.edu

Dalia El Metwally has taught for over twenty years. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English and her first Masters of Arts degree in Applied Linguistics from Alexandria University. She earned her second Masters of Arts degree in English in 2006 from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where she subsequently finished all Ph.D. program course work and is currently working on her dissertation.

Jimidene Murphey

Adjunct Instructor of Humanities

Email: murpheyj@wcjc.edu

Jimidene Murphey has 25 years experience in the classroom.  She earned a B.B.A. and M.B.A. in marketing and management from Tarleton State University, and completed her M.A. in composition/rhetoric and technical writing at Texas Tech University.  Ms. Murphey has taught at South Plains College, Clarendon College, Victoria College, University of Houston, and WCJC.  Additionally, she has prepared over 32 ancillaries for English and business textbooks and was a part of a grant to bring online student services to rural college. 

Anna Patrick

Adjunct Instructor of Spanish

Email:  PatrickA@wcjc.edu

Anna G. Patrick received her B.A. in Corporate Communications and Spanish, and her M.A. in Spanish Linguistics and Latin American Literature from the University of Houston.  Part of her graduate studies were completed at Universidad de Salamanca in Spain.  She has taught Spanish language classes at Lone Star College-North Harris and WCJC.

Eric Reyes

Adjunct instructor of English

Email:  reyese@wcjc.edu

Eric Reyes holds a BA and MA in English from Texas Southern University and a MS in Education from Hunter College.  He is currently working on a doctoral degree from Aberystwyth University.  Eric's academic interests include World War I literature and modernist literature.  

Dr. Carolyn Stice

Adjunct Instructor of English

Online Instructor of EnglishEmail:  SticeC@wcjc.edu

Carolyn Stice received her doctorate from the University of Tennessee Knoxville, specializing in poetry. She has a special interest in the work of female writers and in post-colonial literature. She currently lives in northern New Mexico with her family, where she enjoys hiking, gardening, bird-watching, and yoga.


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