Faculty and Staff
Dean of Social Sciences & Humanities (SSH)
Dr. Marie Sesay
Dr. Marie Sesay is the Dean of Social Sciences & Humanities (SSH) for Lone Star College-Kingwood. For more than a decade, Sesay has been committed to educating adults within the mission and vision of community colleges. Sesay's passion for education has grown through the various positions she has held. Prior to her present position, Sesay taught sociology for various campuses within the Lone Star College System, Houston Community College System, Park University in Austin, Texas and online. In previous careers, Sesay served as compliance officer for workforce programs, Psychotherapist, nursing home administrator, and in management at a rehabilitation facility.
Sesay earned a Bachelor's degree from Stephen F. Austin and a Master's degree in counseling from Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU). She also completed post-graduate work in sociology at PVAMU and earned a doctorate degree from the Community College Leadership Program at The University of Texas at Austin where she received the Jessie H. Jones Endowed Fellowship Scholarship, the Great American Scholarship and the George and Irene Baker Scholarship.
Sesay is the first child of parents from Sierra Leone, West Africa. She is fluent in African dialect of Krio and is committed to her community locally and internationally.
Office: ADM 209-D
John J. Theis, Ph.D.
John J. Theis, Ph.D., a political science professor, joined LSC-Kingwood in 2007. Theis received a Bachelor of Administration degree from the University of Tulsa. He also earned a Master of Arts degree from Oklahoma State University. He earned a Ph.D. from the University of Arizona.
In 1997, Theis published an article entitled, "The Institutionalization of the American Presidency: 1924-1992", which he co-authored with Lyn Ragsdale.
Theis has presented numerous papers which include: "Split Ticket and Divided Government" to the American Political Science Association in 1994; "The Institutionalization of the American Presidency" to the Midwest Political Science Association; and "Split Ticket Voting in American Elections: A Pooled-Time Series Analysis" to the Southwestern Social Science Association, which he co-authored.
Theis has also delivered a variety of presentations. In August 2012, he was the keynote speaker at the Community College of Allegheny County in-service. Theis also served as moderator during a discussion of "Engaging the Community: Student Perspectives" before the American Democracy Annual meeting. He also presented, "Rabble Rousers: Engaging Students from the Classroom to the Campus" with LSC-Kingwood history professor Steve Davis and Dr. Rebecca Riley, vice-president of academic instruction.
Theis' professional awards include: LSC-Kingwood Innovator of the Year, Man of the Year by the United Methodist Men, Missouri West Conference, and the Governor's Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Dr. Daniel Coleman
Anthony Carreras, assistant professor of philosophy, joined LSC-Kingwood in 2012. Carreras earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Drew University and a Master of Arts degree from Georgia State University. He also earned a doctoral degree from Rice University.
Carreras has presented a number of papers. He published, "Aristotle on Other-Selfhood and Reciprocal Shaping" at the American Philosophical Association Easter Division Meeting, December 2011 and at the Society of Ancient Greek Philosophy 29th Annual Meeting in October 2011. It was also published in History of Philosophy Quarterly in 2012.
Additionally, he presented "Higher-Order Perception and Aristotle's Use of 'Sunaisthanesthai' in NE IX.9" at the American Philosophical Association Division Meeting in April 2011 and at the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy 28th Annual Meeting in October 2010.
Carreras was awarded a Dunlevie Teaching Fellowship at Rice University in 2011 and a Ph.D. Fellowship at the same institution.
"Philosophy unfortunately tends to have a reputation for being impractical, or in any case removed from the concerns of everyday life. But what draws me to philosophy is the deep conviction that philosophy is about things that matter. For instance: It matters whether we have free-will; it matters whether there is some way that human beings ought to live; what justice is matters, and it matters whether our form of government is just; it matters whether we are capable of knowing the nature of things. I approach these topics in my classes by conveying and defending that conviction, any by highlighting the philosopher's distinctive method of critical thinking by way of argument analysis," Carreras explained.
Email: Anthony Carreras
Office: LIB 202-F
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