Faculty and Staff

 

Jodie L. Hutchinson

Department Head
Instructor of Psychology

911 Boling Highway
Wharton, TX 77488
Ph: (979) 532-6451
Email: hutchinsonj@wcjc.edu


Jodie Hutchinson received her B.S. in Psychology from University of Houston. She earned her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Houston Baptist University. Hutchinson is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). She began teaching full time at Wharton County Junior College in 2008. Mrs. Hutchinson teaches General Psychology, Human Growth and Development, Learning Framework, Social Psychology, and Human Sexuality.


Dawn Aldana

Online Instructor of Psychology
Online Only
Email: aldanad@wcjc.edu

Dawn Aldana received her B.S. degree from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. She earned her M.A. degree in Psychology from the University of Houston-Victoria. Mrs. Aldana is a licensed professional counselor (LPC). She currently teaches Introduction to General Psychology, Life Span Growth and Development, and Learning Framework as an online instructor for Wharton County Junior College.


Ophelia A. Binkley-Webb

Instructor of Psychology

5333 FM 1640
Richmond, TX 77469
Phone: (281) 239-1572
Email: webbO@wcjc.edu
URL: https://facultyweb.wcjc.edu/users/webbo/index.aspx

Ophelia A. Binkley-Webb received her B.S. in Psychology and Social Work from Houston Baptist University. She earned her M.A. in Psychology at Texas Southern University and MLA from Houston Baptist University. She became a full time instructor at Wharton County Junior College in August 2012. She teaches General Psychology, Human Growth and Development, Learning Framework, Social Psychology, and Human Sexuality.


Derek de la Peña

Instructor of Psychology

14004 University Blvd
Sugar Land, TX 77479
Phone: (281) 243-8571
Email: delapenad@wcjc.edu 

Dr. Derek de la Peña received his M.A. in Psychology from Stephen F. Austin University and his Ph.D. in Sport/Exercise Psychology from University of Florida.  He began teaching full time at Wharton County Junior College in Fall 2015.  Dr. de la Peña teaches General Psychology, Human Growth and Development, and Learning Framework. 


Kelly Eldridge

Instructor of Psychology

911 Boling Highway
Wharton, TX 77488
Ph: (979) 532-6463
Email: eldridgek@wcjc.edu

Kelly Eldridge received her B.S. and her M.A. in Psychology from Sam Houston State University. She began teaching full time at Wharton County Junior College in Fall 2005. Ms. Cone teaches General Psychology, Human Growth and Development, Learning Framework, Social Psychology, and Human Sexuality.


 

Judy Ogle

Instructor of Psychology

5333 FM 1640
Richmond, TX 77469
Ph: (281) 239-1528
Email:oglej@wcjc.edu

Judy Ogle received her B.A. in Psychology from Southern University at New Orleans. She earned her M.S. in Psychology from the University of Missouri – Columbia. She has taught at Wharton County Junior College full time since 2009. Ms. Ogle teaches General Psychology, Human Growth and Development, Learning Framework, Social Psychology, and Human Sexuality. 


Arthur Vallejo

Instructor of Psychology

5333 FM 1640
Richmond, TX 77469
Phone: (281) 239-1523
Email: vallejoa@wcjc.edu

Arthur Vallejo received his B.A. in Psychology from University of Houston, Downtown, and his M.A. in Psychology from University of Houston, Clear Lake. He began teaching full time at Wharton County Junior College in Fall 2018. Mr. Vallejo teaches General Psychology, Human Growth and Development, Learning Framework, Social Psychology, and Human Sexuality.


Part-Time Instructors:

Candi Hollier

Candi Hollier earned her B.A. and M.A. from the University of Houston Clear Lake.  She teaches Learning Framework online and is also the Instructional Technologist in WCJC’s Distance Education Department.


Rebecca McElroy

Rebecca Helms McElroy received her B.A. degree in both Psychology and Sociology from Houston Baptist University where she later earned her M. A. in Clinical Psychology. McElroy completed graduate work in School Psychology and is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). McElroy is the former Department Head for Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology and currently teaches Social Psychology online.

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