Anne Amis, professor of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). She joined LSC-Kingwood in 2007. Amis earned a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Hendrix College and a Master of Arts in Teaching ESOL from the SIT Graduate Institute.
Amis has presented two papers: "Activities to Energize Academic Writing" at the Texas of English of Other Languages (TESOL) conference in 2011. In addition, she presented "Applying Appreciative Inquiry in an ESOL Writing Class."
In 2012, she was the recipient of the Faculty International Education Grant, Vietnam. She was also honored with the 2011 LSC-Kingwood Faculty Excellence Award.
Amis is a member of the college's Intercultural Student Organization, The Academy and the Behavioral Intervention Team.
"I teach ESOL because it gives me the opportunity to work alongside immigrants and international visitors who are exploring the life-changing gifts and challenges mastering another language provides. As a second-language learner myself, I find the process extremely rich and rewarding," Amis explained. "During my time at LSC-Kingwood, I have always been offered opportunities for personal and professional growth; I love teaching and working here because I am always learning something new, be that a new course I teach a diverse and international student population or professional development activities."
A former LSC-North Harris student, Dr. Ramiro Acevedo was hired as an associate professor of physics at LSC-Kingwood in fall 2016. Prior to this full-time position, he taught three summer sessions as a physics adjunct professor and one year as a 70 percent full-time professor in chemistry at LSC-Kingwood.
Before joining Lone Star College, Acevedo was a full-time chemistry and physics professor at Wharton County Junior College for five years. During his term, he also served a few years as department head of the college’s Chemistry, Physics and Engineering program.
“My goal is to bring physics to life in the classroom and to encourage students to work hard and achieve their long-term goals,” he said. “I’m happy to be here. I feel that I have the support I need to do bigger and better things at LSC-Kingwood.”
After LSC-North Harris, Acevedo transferred to the University of Houston and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. He also earned a Ph.D. in Applied Physics at Rice University.