Faculty and Staff

Kenneth Grubb

Department Head, History and Geography Department

Instructor of History & Geography
Wharton County Junior College
14004 University Blvd.
Sugar Land, TX 77479
Ph: (281) 243-8529
Email: grubbk@wcjc.edu

Mr. Grubb worked in public history and education before joining the WCJC faculty in 2012. He teaches US History 1301 and 1302, Western Civilization 2311 and 2312, and Geography 1303. He received his undergraduate degree in socio-cultural anthropology and his M.A. in history from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. He has additional graduate hours in education from the University of St. Thomas and geography from Texas State University and the University of Houston-Clear Lake. His primary research interests are political rhetoric and social discourse, mass media and propaganda, 20th century military history, and the impacts of globalization.


Dr. C.J. Bibus

Instructor of History
Fort Bend Technical Center 5333 FM 1640
Richmond, Texas 77469
Ph: (281) 239-1577
Email: bibusc@wcjc.edu
URL: https://facultyweb.wcjc.edu/users/bibusc/index.aspx

A faculty member at WCJC since 2004, C.J. Bibus teaches U.S. History 1301 and 1302 online and face to face. She received her B.A. from Southwest Texas State University, her M.A. from the University of Virginia, and her Ed.D. from Texas Tech University. Dr. Bibus is a member of the Organization of American Historians and the Southern Historical Association.


Linda Graham

Instructor of History
Wharton County Junior College
14004 University Blvd.
Sugar Land, Texas 77479
Ph: (281) 243-8549
Email: lindag@wcjc.edu
URL: https://facultyweb.wcjc.edu/users/lindag/index.aspx

Ms. Graham has been teaching for WCJC since 1992.  She received her M.L.A. from Houston Baptist University with an emphasis in European/British Studies.  Her current teaching assignments include U.S. History 1301 and 1302 as well as HIST 2301-Texas History. She teaches face-to-face classes at the Sugar Land campus and online sections.


Linda Griffith

Instructor of History
Wharton County Junior College
5333 FM 1640
Richmond, TX 77469
Ph: (281) 239-1560
Email: lindagr@wcjc.edu

Ms. Griffith has taught U.S. History 1301 and 1302 courses at WCJC since 1999, including several dual-credit classes to area high schools. She received her B.A. and M.A. from the University of Houston, Clear Lake.


Justin Guidry

Instructor of History
Wharton County Junior College
911 Boling Highway
Wharton, TX 77488

Ph: 979-532-6907

Email: guidryj@wcjc.edu

Mr. Guidry joined the faculty of WCJC in the Fall of 2018 and teaches History 1301 and 1302 in face to face classes at the Wharton campus as well as online. He received his B.A. in History and English from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and his M.A. in History from Louisiana State University where he focused on American cultural history. His research interests include American popular culture, the history of religion, and methods in historical instruction.


 Dr. Jeffery R. Hankins

Instructor of History
Wharton County Junior College
14004 University Blvd.
Sugar Land, TX 77479
Ph: (281) 243-8409
Email: hankinsj@wcjc.edu 

Dr. Hankins teaches History 1301 and History 1302 at the Sugar Land Campus.  He received his B.A. from the University of Texas-Austin, his M.A. from Southwest Texas State University, and his Ph.D. from Louisiana State University.  Before starting his teaching career in 2003, Dr. Hankins worked in the legal profession and in music. His primary research interests include early-modern local government, religion & society, early-modern England, and the history of law.


Brady Hutchison

Instructor of History
Fort Bend Technical Center
5333 FM 1640
Richmond, Texas 77469
Ph: (281) 239-1591; 

Email: hutchisonb@wcjc.edu          

Mr. Hutchison joined the WCJC faculty in 2013.  He has a BA from Sam Houston State and an MA from the University of Houston Clear Lake. He also has an MS in Criminal Justice from Saint Leo University.  In addition to teaching, he has prior work experience as a firefighter, police officer, and arson investigator.  His interests include military history, particularly the Civil War and the World Wars, and fire service history, with an emphasis on firefighting operations in Germany during World War Two. 


Amanda Shelton

Division Chair, Social and Behavioral Science
Instructor of History
Wharton County Junior College
5333 FM 1640
Richmond, Texas 77469
Ph: (281) 239-1581
Email: amandas@wcjc.edu

Ms. Shelton joined the WCJC faculty in 2001 and teaches courses in U.S. History 1301 and 1302. She received her B.A. in history from the University of Texas at Austin and her M.A. from Texas State University (formerly Southwest Texas State University.)


Dr. Paul N. Spellman

Instructor of History 
Wharton County Junior College
5333 FM 1640
Richmond, TX 77469
Ph: (281) 239-1552
Email: pauls@wcjc.edu
URL: https://facultyweb.wcjc.edu/users/pauls/index.aspx

Dr. Spellman teaches U.S. History 1301 and 1302 as well as Texas History and has been a member of the WCJC history faculty since 1998. He received his B.A. from Southwestern University, his M.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, and his Ph.D. from the University of Houston. Dr. Spellman is the author of ten books on Texas History, a member of the Texas State Historical Association, and was inducted into the Western Writers of America in 2009.


Joy Wind

Instructor of History
Wharton County Junior College
911 Boling Highway
Wharton, TX 77488
Ph: (979) 532-6449
Email: joyw@wcjc.edu
URL: https://facultyweb.wcjc.edu/users/joyw/index.aspx

Ms. Wind earned her Bachelors in Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin and her M.A.I.S. from the University of Houston-Victoria. She has been teaching American History 1301 and 1302 in the History Department at WCJC since 2001.


 

Part-Time Faculty

Covey Barbee

Email: barbeec@wcjc.edu

Mr. Barbee received his Bachelor's and Master’s Degree from Sam Houston State University. He currently teaches Dual Credit US History 1301 and 1302 courses at Wharton High School. Mr. Barbee’s research interests include the early American Republic, westward expansion and Texas history.

Payton Bartee

Email: barteeP@wcjc.edu

Mr. Bartee joined WCJC in 2019 and currently teaches US History 1301 and 1302. He received his B.A. from the University of Houston-Downtown and his M.A. from Arizona State University. Outside of the classroom, his research interests include the Caribbean slave trade, military strategy during the Revolutionary War, and the American media reaction to Hitler and the Nazi threat.

John Driver

Email: driverj@wcjc.edu

Mr. Driver teaches History 1301 and 1302 at Bay City High School.  He earned his BA in Classics at Baylor University and his Master in Education with an emphasis in History from Texas State University.

Benjamin Sullivan

Email: sullivanb@wcjc.edu

Mr. Sullivan received his Bachelor's degree from Sam Houston State University and his Master's degree from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.  Mr. Sullivan joined WCJC in 2013 and focuses on distance learning courses. His research interests center around "Representations of the Second World War in film across time." He also focuses on political, economic, and military history.

Crystal Taska

Email: taskac@wcjc.edu

Ms. Taska teaches History 1301 and 1302 at Tidehaven High School.  She earned her B. A. in History and M. Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Texas A&M University.  She also studied graduate history courses at Sam Houston State University. 

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