Faculty and Staff

Rocio Doherty
Department Head, Chemistry, Physics, and Engineering
Office: Sugar Land campus - Brazos Hall 217
Phone: 281-243-8550
Email: dohertyr@wcjc.edu

Dr. Doherty holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry and an M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Monterrey Tech, in Mexico, and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of San Luis Potosi, in Mexico. She has worked in several companies in both Mexico and the U.S. as Senior Chemist, Lab Manager, and Process Engineer in the polymers, cement and concrete, environmental, and oil and gas fields. She has 17 years of college-level teaching and content development experience. She teaches General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry.

Dr. Xuan Wu 
Physics & Engineering Instructor
Office: Sugar Land campus - Brazos Hall 248B
Phone: 281-243-8592
Email: wux@wcjc.edu

Dr. Wu received her M.S. and PhD in Electrical Engineering from Lamar University.  She is currently teaching College Physics I/II, Introduction to Engineering, Engineering Mechanics - Statics, Engineering Mechanics - Dynamics, and Programming for Engineers. 

Part-Time Faculty 

Dr. Kam Chu
Physics Instructor
Email: chuk@wcjc.edu

Dr. Kam Chu received his Ph.D in Physics (Experimental Condensed Matter Physics and Superconductivity) from University of Houston.  Subsequently, he did his postdoctoral fellowship at Texas Center for Superconductivity, a world-class material science research institute.  He was an information technology consultant of oil and gas and health care industry for several years.  He has more than 15 years teaching experience in college level courses.  He began teaching for WCJC in 2013.  At WCJC, he teaches College Physics I/II and University Physics I/II. 

Yusuf Karabalik
Physics Instructor
Email: karabaliky@wcjc.edu

Mr. Karabalik received his Master's in Physics from Texas A&M University - Commerce. He began teaching for WCJC Fall 2022.  He currently teaches College Physics II. 

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