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Faculty and Staff

Dean of Social Sciences & Humanities (SSH)

Dr. Marie Sesay

Dr. Marie SesayDr. 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.

Email: Marie.Sesay@lonestar.edu
Phone: 281.312.1670
Office: ADM 209-D

Department Chair

John J. Theis, Ph.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.

Email: John.J.Theis@lonestar.edu
Phone: 281.312.1741
Office: PAC 113-C
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Faculty

Steve Davis

Steve DavisSteve Davis, history professor, is one of the founding faculty members at LSC-Kingwood, having started in the fall of 1984.  He earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Houston. He also worked on his doctoral degree in American history from the same institution.  Aside from the standard survey courses in U.S. and Texas history, Davis teaches specialized courses in the Beatles and the British Invasion and the History of Rock and Roll.  He has won teaching excellence awards both at the University of Houston and at LSC-Kingwood.

Davis is the main author of the instructor's manual to accompany the 8th edition of America: A Narrative History by Tindall and Shi, which is one of the most adopted college history textbooks in the country. His current project is the co-authorship of a documents reader in U.S. history to be published in 2013 by W.W. Norton.

In his limited spare time, Davis is an avid distance runner who has completed eight marathons and who makes appearances a couple of times per year as rhythm guitarist in a local garage band.

Email: Steve.Davis@lonestar.edu
Phone: 281.312.1645
Office: LIB 214
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Leonard E. Hullar

Leonard E. HullarLeonard E. Hullar, history professor, joined LSC-Kingwood in 1987. Since his arrival, he has held various positions from instructor to dean of student development. He obtained both Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees in History from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. He is also an ordained minister.

Some of Hullar's published articles include: "The United States: A Brief Narrative History" (Harland Davidson) with Nelson; first, second and third additions, "Boogers, Bears and Beasts" (Cryptozoology), (Harland Davidson) with Nelson; "Lockwood's Law" (Hale, London), a western novel with David Whitehead; "Montana Gunsmoke" (Hale and London), a western novel with David Whitehead and many others. He also co-authored stories for COMANDO Comic magazine as well as co-produced a television special for the local FOX station on The Three Stooges.

Hullar has earned two Teaching Excellence Awards from LSC-Kingwood and was named Professor of the Year.

Email: Link.Hullar@lonestar.edu
Phone: 281.312.1654
Office: CLA 200-F
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John Barr, Ph.D.

John Barr, Ph.D.John Barr, Ph.D., U.S. history professor, joined LSC-Kingwood in 2008. Barr teaches a variety of courses including a "Survey of U.S. History Pre-Columbian to 1877 to "The Emancipators: Charles Darwin, Abraham Lincoln, and the Making of the Modern World."

In 2011, Barr was the recipient of the Hay-Nicolay Dissertation Prize by the Abraham Lincoln Association and the Abraham Lincoln Institute. He was also named Outstanding Graduate Student and was honored with the John King Award from the University of Houston in 2010.

Barr earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Studies Education from the University of Kentucky. He also received a Master of Arts degree in History from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. Barr earned a Ph.D. from the University of Houston. His dissertation examined the various individuals who have dissented from the positive view of Abraham Lincoln that has persisted in American life since the Civil War. It included investigations into how African-American views of Lincoln have changed since 1865 and the role of Lincoln's memory in American conservative and liberal thought.

Barr has delivered various papers on the topic of Lincoln's assassination to the East Texas Historical Association and to the Southwest Social Science Association.

"I think that the study of the past is one of the most important activities in which an individual can be engaged. The study of history gives students access to a range of human experience to which they are unaccustomed and unexposed, and should therefore prompt inquisitiveness into their own world and help them better understand the present."

Email: John.M.Barr@lonestar.edu
Phone: 281.312.1744
Office: CLA 200-C
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Margret "Peggy" Lambert

Margret "Peggy" Lambert, history professor, joined LSC-Kingwood more than 20 years ago. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Houston.

Lambert has presented an array of papers during her tenure which include: "Create it and They Will Come" before the League for Innovation in 2010; "Fellowship: The Heart of a Chapter" at the Phi Theta Kappa International Convention in 1999; and "Resolving Conflicts" before the Texas Leadership Conference in 1998.

Lambert has garnered numerous awards. She was named a Minnie Piper Stevens Professor and earned The International Phi Theta Kappa: Paragon Award. Additionally, she earned the Horizon Award, the Robert Giles Distinguished Advisor Award and the Margret Mosal Leadership Award, just to name a few.

Lambert served as faculty advisor for Phi Theta Kappa for 17 years and was an advisor for the National Model United Nations. She also served as faculty member for Honors College and presented at the Lone Star College International Education Conference.

"I believe that history is the ideal discipline to enable students to reach their fullest potential: to find out who they are, to discover who they can be and to prepare themselves for their futures."

Email: Peggy.Lambert@lonestar.edu
Phone: 281.312.1480
Office: LIB 206-E
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Thilo M. Schimmel, Ph.D.

Thilo M. Schimmel, Ph.D.Thilo M. Schimmel, Ph.D., history professor, joined LSC-Kingwood in 2011. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Universität Regensburg in Germany and a Master of Arts degree in American Studies from Purdue University. He earned a Ph.D. in History from the University of Illinois.

"History is the most fascinating field of inquiry I have encountered in my life and I hope to pass my enthusiasm about it to my students."

Email: Thilo.W.Schimmel@lonestar.edu
Phone: 281.312.1406
Office: CLA 200-C
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Raul Reyes

Raul ReyesRaul Reyes, professor of Texas, U.S. and Mexican American History, joined LSC-Kingwood in 2001. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas at El Paso, Texas and Master of Arts degree from the same institution.

Reyes presented a paper at the El Paso Community College Rio Grande Arts Festival lecture series on, "Race Relations in El Paso During the Mexican Revolution of 1910" in 1998. Additionally, he presented a paper entitled, "Hasta la Vista! Mexican Repatriation in Depression Era Texas" in 2010 at the East Texas Historical Society.

In 2005, Reyes was named "Professor of the Year" at LSC-Kingwood. The following year, Reyes was awarded the Phi Theta Kappa Award Speaker, Tomball, Alpha Lambda Xi Faculty Scholar. In 2007, he was named "Who's Who Among American Teachers and Educators." In 2010, he was awarded the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Faculty Excellence recipient. Most recently, Reyes was named given the "Unsung Hero Award" by the Lone Star College System.

Email: Raul.R.Reyes@lonestar.edu
Phone: 281.312.1594
Office: CLA 200-L
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Cassandra Rincones

Cassandra RinconesCassandra Rincones, assistant professor of History, joined LSC-Kingwood in 2013. Rincones earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Texas A&M University in Kingsville. She holds a Master of Arts degree in U.S. History from the same institution. Rincones will earn a Ph.D. in U.S. History/Southwest Comparative Borders from Texas A&M University later this year.

Rincones has more than seven years' experience having taught at South Texas College, Weslaco and Alice Independent School Districts. She has also presented numerous papers including, "Tejanas Encountering Two Cultures in the Nineteenth Century," at the Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Regional Meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 2012. She also presented, "Reevaluating Professional Goals" in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 2011. Additionally, she presented, "Women and the Transformation of the Spanish Frontier, 1750-1800" at the NACCS Regional Conference in 2011.

Rincones is a member of the Texas State Historical Association.

"I enjoy teaching U.S. History and introducing students to a past rich in culture, values and ethics so that they can find their own place in society," Rincones stated.

Email: Cassandra.Rincones@lonestar.edu


Stephanie Kelly

Stephanie KellyStephanie Kelly, assistant professor of History, joined LSC-Kingwood in 2013. Kelly earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Houston. She also holds a Master of Arts degree in History and most recently earned a Ph.D. from the University of Houston.

She is a CORE Fellow from the University of Houstonís Department of History. She has also worked as an adjunct instructor at Houston Community College and LSC-Kingwood. She was also a social studies teacher at Galena Park ISD.

She is a member of the Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies, the American Historical Association and Phi Alpha Theta-History Honor Society-University of Houston Graduate Chapter.

"The best part of my job as a professor of history is that I am constantly being challenged to learn and explore new topics from my students and my colleagues. I enjoy the interaction and the opportunity to challenge others in the same way," Kelly stated.

Email: Stephanie.M.Kelly@lonestar.edu
Phone: 281.318.4331
Office: PAC 119-J

Adjunct Faculty

John Adams

History
Email: John.M.Adams@lonestar.edu

Lauren Allen

History
Email: Lauren.Allen@lonestar.edu

Christy Brown

History
Email: Christy.B.Brown@lonestar.edu

Dixie Cooper

History
Email: Dixie.A.Cooper@lonestar.edu

Sheryl Crawford

History
Email: Sheryl.T.Crawford@lonestar.edu

Mary Dietrich

History
Email: Mary.Dietrich@lonestar.edu

George Dunham

History
Email: George.R.Dunham@lonestar.edu

Michael Hall

History
Email: Michael.B.Hall@lonestar.edu

John J. Karshner

History
Email: John.J.Karshner@lonestar.edu
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Jeffrey Lambert

History
Email: Jeffrey.T.Lambert@lonestar.edu

Richard Maxey

History
Email: Richard.K.Maxey@lonestar.edu

Thomas W. McConn

History
Email: Thomas.W.McConn@lonestar.edu

James Nerad

History
Email: James.K.Nerad@lonestar.edu
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Jimmi Parks

History
Email: Jimmie.D.Parks@lonestar.edu

Ronnie J. Perkins

History
Email: Ronnie.Perkins@lonestar.edu

Christopher Phlegar

History
Email: Christopher.R.Phlegar@lonestar.edu

Jerry R. Randolph

History
Email: Jerry.R.Randolph@lonestar.edu

Mark Scalia

History
Email: Joseph.M.Scalia@lonestar.edu

Michael D. Simon

History
Email: Michael.D.Simon@lonestar.edu

Ioan Stir

History
Email: Ioan.Stir@lonestar.edu

Angela Tharp

History
Email: Angela.G.Heineman@lonestar.edu

Corey Weiss

History
Email: Corey.Weiss@lonestar.edu

Donald Whatley

History
Email: Donald.A.Whatley@lonestar.edu

 
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