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Full-Time Faculty

Professor King

Steve King
Department Chair

Office: Academic 162H
281-618-5530
Faculty Bio.

   

Ursula Sohns
Department Lead 

Office: Academic 160A
281-618-5726
Faculty Bio.

   

Seth Batiste
Office: Academic 162D
281-618-5512
Faculty Bio.

Professor Braley

Sue Braley
Office: Academic 262B
281-765-7904
Faculty Bio.

   

Jack Dixon
Office: Academic 162F
281-618-5506
Faculty Bio.

Professor Gant

Angela Gant
Office: Academic 221C
281-765-7948
Faculty Bio.

   

Leah Kirell
Office: Academic 133F
281-765-7882
Faculty Bio.

Bob Lynch
Office: Academic 133E
281-618-7197
Faculty Bio.

   

Chris Partida
Office: Academic 160E
281-618-5538
Faculty Bio.

Karan Prince
Office: Academic 160F
281-618-5503
Faculty Bio.

   

Lisa Schulze
Office: Academic 262F
281-765-7910
Faculty Bio.

 
   

Fall 2017 Adjunct Faculty

Melody Barbin

Carolyn Burnett

Tara Edwards

John Gilbert

Joni Gricar

Ashley Johnson
Lauren Johnson

Billye Jones

Linda Kaden

Jerry Kennedy

Ramona Lusby-Buffington

Barbara Millspaugh
Mary Orlando

Angela Randall

Carol Samuel

Debbra Vogel


To return to the Developmental Studies page, click on the following link: Lone Star College-North Harris Developmental Studies.

For information about reading and writing tutoring services on our campus, click on the following link: The Writing Center.
 

Full-time Faculty Biographies

Steve King

 

Ursula Sohns
Ursula Sohns, Lead Faculty for the DS department, began teaching at LSCS in 2004. She received the Faculty Excellence Award in 2013. Ursula earned her bachelor degree from the University of Iowa, and her Masters of Education from the University of Houston.  Recently she completed 18 hours of graduate level courses through the University of Texas at Tyler. She has served on numerous committees including a title V grant committee, curriculum team, and the Faculty Excellence Award committee.

 

Seth Batiste
Professor Seth Batiste holds a bachelorís of arts degree in English Ė Creative Writing, and a Spanish minor from the University of Houston. His masterís degree is in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on language instruction. He earned his Ph.D. in Leadership Studies at Our Lady of the Lake University. Professor Batiste has also studied at the University of Salamanca (Universidad de Salamanca) in Spain as well as the University of the West Indies in St. Augustine, Trinidad where he met his wife lovely wife, Shivaughn, Dr. Batiste has three wonderful children, Sienna, age 10, Sullivan, age 6, and Stanton, age 5.  Seth says there were plenty of challenges, but he was able to overcome them. He learned early that any success he would have, would not come easy. He discovered the power and the value of hard work.  

 

Sue Braley

 

Jack Dixon

 

Angela Gant
Angela Gant received her BS in English Education and her Juris Doctor from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  She received her MEd from Prairie View A&M University.  She has taught at the college for over twenty years.

 

Leah Kirell
Leah Kirell began her career in 1995 teaching high school English in Washington, DC.  She joined the North Harris faculty in 2012.  Leah earned her BA in English from Wofford College, a MA in English from Radford University and a PhD in Curriculum and Educational Policy from Michigan State University.  She is interested in helping students transition from secondary to post-secondary education and exploring how state and local policies impact classroom instruction.  She enjoys reading, hiking and playing Scrabble.

 

Bob Lynch
Bob Lynch is a professor of developmental English and journalism at Lone Star College-North Harris. He was the first in his family to go to college and earned five degrees: an associateís in math and science with honors from a community college, a bachelorís in news-editorial journalism with a minor in military science, a masterís in adult and higher education with a concentration in English as outstanding graduate student, a masterís in publishing and a master of fine arts in creative writing, including studies in Russia, India and England. He served in the Army as a journalist and a military-police officer, editing a manual during the Persian Gulf War. For three decades, he worked nationwide in print and online, rising to managing editor. He may have been the first Native American to share in a Pulitzer Prize. As a consultant, he judged journalism and speech contests, conducted workshops and was cited in a textbook on journalism ethics. He co-authored a newspaper stylebook, edited his fatherís book (winner of an LSC Published Writing Award) and published a story in the anthology Eclectically Criminal. He is certified as a master English tutor, online instructor and student-media adviser. He served as Faculty Senate president and a lead faculty member and taught at five campuses and centers as well as online. North Harris and CyFair presented him with Adjunct Faculty Excellence Awards. For fun, he travels to all seven continents. He believes anyone can accomplish his or her aspirations, and heís here to help, as others helped him.

 

Chris Partida
Professor Partida has taught at Lone Star College since the fall semester of 2000.  He has mostly taught developmental English classes, but his other areas of expertise include creative writing and college-level composition.  One fact that Professor Partida enjoys sharing with students and colleagues is that he began his college career at North Harris.  He earned his associate's degree from Lone Star College (called the North Harris Montgomery Community College District back then) in 1996.  After that, he earned his bachelorís and masterís degrees in English from Sam Houston State University.

 

Karan Prince
Karan Prince completed her Bachelorís degree at the University of Texas at Austin in 1989, and earned her Masterís of Education from Prairie View A&M University in 1998. Prior to Lone Star College, where she has served since 2004, Karan taught for the Houston Independent School District for 12 years. In addition, she taught at San Jacinto College, Houston Community College, and supervised student teachers for the University of Houston. Karan is married and has a son and a daughter. Karan also enjoys group exercise classes, fun runs and half marathons, singing, and teaching childrenís Bible Study.

 

Lisa Schulze
Lisa Schulze is an English professor at Lone Star CollegeóNorth Harris.  Before she started teaching at LSC, she was at student at Texas A&M. Here she got her Bachelor of Arts in 1988 and majored in English with minors  in sociology and education.  Professor Schulze later obtained her Master of Arts in 1990 also at Texas A&M. She enjoys running, yoga, reading, journaling and scrapbooking.  [Biography written by Josh Talley]

 

To return to the Developmental Studies page, click on the following link: Lone Star College-North Harris Developmental Studies.

For information about reading and writing tutoring services on our campus, click on the following link: The Writing Center.