Maribeth Stitt is the dean of the Business, Technology, Communication and Languages Division at Lone Star College-Kingwood. Prior to her current role as dean, she was the founding faculty member and director of the Dental Hygiene Program for 12 years at LSC-Kingwood.
"My passion is changing lives," she said. "Working with an extremely talented and professional faculty affords me the opportunity to continue to change lives."
Stitt earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from the Caruth School of Dental Hygiene at Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas and a Master of Education degree in Allied Health Education and Administration from the University of Houston. Her professional awards include: being the first dental hygiene professor to receive the prestigious John P McGovern Outstanding Teaching Award for the UT School of Dentistry; selected as the Minnie Piper Stevens Professor Nominee from LSC-Kingwood, earning the NISOD Teaching Excellence and winning the John and Suann Rouche League of Innovation Award.
Lisa Hall, professor and department chair of computer information technology, joined LSC-Kingwood in 2009. Hall earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Technology from Columbia College and a Master of Arts degree in Teaching from the same institution.
Hall is involved in numerous campus organizations. She is a member of the curriculum team and the workforce council.
"LSC-Kingwood has been far more appreciative of faculty than what I experienced at other institutions. I've always felt welcomed and wanted here," Hall said.
Caroline Chamness, lead faculty and professor of game design and development, joined LSC-Kingwood in 2001. Chamness earned a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from Texas A&M University and a Master of Education degree from Lamar University.
Chamness has presented two scholastic papers: "The Gamification of Education" and "Math in Games." She has also been honored with an Adjunct Excellence Award.
"I am passionate about showing students how game development can be utilized in other areas of education and business. Providing students with the most relevant project and work experience gives me a sense of accomplishment," Chamness explained. "The administration and my fellow colleagues have allowed me to grow in my discipline through their verbal encouragement and provision of opportunities for professional development. The supportive atmosphere of the college makes coming to work every day worthwhile."
Shawn G. Sedoff, visual communications professor and faculty lead joined LSC-Kingwood in 2006. He obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Stephen F. Austin with an emphasis on advertising design.
Sedoff has an array of work experience. He worked at SGS Creative Services; Disney (Theme Park experiences for Tron: Legacy in 2010; he also worked in full 3D animation for Disneyland Paris's Dreams show in 2012. He also worked for Honda, Acura, and Toshiba as in-house art director and animation specialist for movie trailers (1995-1998), the History Channel and countless infomercials. In 2008, we received a Telly Award.
"I love the field of visual communications and its diversity of projects and applications. The artistry of design with purpose combined with the discovery of something that no one has seen before. I love helping students find their creative voice through the creative process. Opening up a student's mind to the possibilities of using their interests and talents to build a career of their choice is the motivation I focus on every day. I find that this ‘give and take' approach with the students also fuels my interest in my own creative work and helps me to achieve greater creative heights as well," explained Sedoff.
Hilary Miller, assistant professor of computer information technology and lead faculty member, joined LSC-Kingwood in 2007. Miller earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Mississippi State University and a Master of Science degree in management information systems from the same institution.
"I have a passion for technology and there is always something new to learn. I also enjoy helping students' gain skills that will help them succeed in the workforce," Milled explained. "I've had a great experience at LSC-Kingwood. The employees are wonderful and are focused on helping students succeed."
Roger Chambers, associate professor of computer information technology, joined LSC-Kingwood in 2011. Chambers earned a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from Prairie View A&M University. He also obtained a Master of Science degree in software engineering from the University of Houston Clear Lake.
Chambers has worked at a number of businesses that included Vision Media One, Inc., JB Financial and Nokia Mobile Phones. He is a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
"It is an absolute pleasure working at LSC-Kingwood. The environment is a quiet and typically low stressed environment. The quality of student is at a high level and make teaching a bit easier than other institutions I have worked for," Chambers stated.
Jennifer Marquez, associate professor of computer information technology, joined LSC-Kingwood in 2015. Marquez earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Texas in Brownsville. She also obtained a Master of Management Information Systems and a Master of Education Instructional Technology from the same institution.
Prior to joining LSC-Kingwood, Marquez held computer programming positions in the Brownsville Public Utilities Board, and Data Logic, Inc. She was also a statistics and computer science teacher at Harlingen High School.
She is a member of the Computer Science Teacher Association.
"I have been greeted and welcomed to the Kingwood family as I have always been here. Everyone has been extremely helpful and caring."