Faculty and Staff
Dr. Cassandra Rincones, interim dean of the Social Sciences and Humanities Division, joined LSC-Kingwood in 2013 as an associate professor of history. 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 earned a Ph.D. from Texas A&M University in May of 2015, specializing in U.S./Southwest Comparative Border studies.
Rincones has been awarded several fellowships and grants, including the Lone Star College Chancellor’s Dissertation Research Grant, the Race and Ethnic Studies Institute Fellow from Texas A&M University, and the Catarino and Evangelina Hernández Research Fellowship in Latino History from the Texas State Historical Association.
Rincones has more than 15 years of experience, having taught at South Texas College, Weslaco and Alice independent school districts. She has also presented numerous papers including, "Bridging Cultures in the Community College: LSC-Kingwood NACCS Tejas Foco, and at LSC-North Harris in 2015; and "Tejana Rights: Solidifying Legal Codes in Early Texas" at the Texas State Historical Association meeting in March. Rincones is a member of the Texas State Historical Association.
"I enjoy working with our stellar faculty! Together I feel we make a real difference in our students’ lives!"," Rincones stated.
"Tejana Land Grants: Gender and the Expansion of Empire," Southern Historian, (Spring 2015), Vol. 36.
"The Introduction of Women into Hidalgo County Politics," Journal of South Texas, (Spring 2009).
Office: LIB 202
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."
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
Dr. Daniel Coleman
Daniel Coleman has served as a professor of philosophy and religion at Lone Star College-Kingwood since 1994. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from the University of Houston in 1982, his Master of Arts degree in theology from Rice University in 1989, and his Ph.D. in medical ethics from Rice University in 1994. He also has 18 graduate hours in philosophy and 13 graduate hours in psychology.
He has served on numerous ethics committees and institutional review boards in the Houston area, including the Baylor College of Medicine Institutional Review Board, the Cleveland Regional Medical Center Bioethics Committee, a blue ribbon committee for the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, the Northeast Regional Medical Center Bioethics Committee, and the Medical Innovations/Physicians Visiting Nurse Service Ethics Committee.
“I hope to teach by deed, as well as by word, that an examined life is well worth living, that an attitude of awe and wonder toward the world is appropriate, and that ‘critical thoughtfulness’ is the way to approach life.”
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