Faculty and Staff
Dean of Social Sciences & Humanities (SSH)
Dr. Marie Sesay
Dr. 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.
Office: ADM 209-D
Stacy A. Walker
Stacy A. Walker, professor of psychology, joined LSC-Kingwood in 2002. Walker holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Texas Southern University and a Master of Arts degree in Behavioral Sciences from the University of Houston-Clear Lake.
"I knew before graduating high school that I wanted to become a psychologist. I have a myriad of experience in the field, however, teaching in higher education is my greatest passion," Walker explained. "LSC-Kingwood is a good place to work and a wonderful place to be. I have been supported and encouraged to do so many things, from personal to professional development to research programs to grant writing. It really is a good place to be."
Tony Foster, professor of sociology and psychology, joined LSC-Kingwood in 1989. Foster earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of West Georgia and two graduate degrees. He obtained a Master of Arts degree from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and a Master of Science degree from the same institution.
"I've had life-changing experiences due to my studies in sociology and psychology and I want to turn students on to these fascinating perspectives in an attempt to help them understand more about their social and behavioral worlds," explained Foster. "It is without doubt that LSC-Kingwood is the best place I have ever worked. The collaboration between faculty, staff and administrators provides students in optimal environment to begin their quest for knowledge and self-discovery."
Raquel Henry, Ph.D.
Raquel Henry, Ph.D., professor of psychology, has taught at LSC-Kingwood for more than 25 years. Henry earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan and a Master of Education degree from the University of Houston. She also holds a doctorate degree from Texas Woman's University.
Henry has presented a number of papers nationally and internationally. She's presented papers at International Journal of Arts and Sciences Annual Conference in Las Vegas, the International Council for Innovation in Higher Education in Panama City, Panama and Rome, Italy; the International Workshop on Women in the XXI Century in Havana, Cuba; the International Conference on Thinking at the Massachusetts of Technology in Boston, and numerous state and regional conferences.
Henry has also earned numerous awards. In 1995-1996, she was recognized as "Professor of the Year" by Kingwood College. In that same year, Henry was honored with the Award of Commendation by Humble Independent School District. In addition, she also earned a writing award from the North Harris Montgomery Community College District in 1993.
She is also active in a number of student clubs and organizations. Some of these include the Faculty Book Club, Faculty Senate, the LSC writing and study subjects ethics committee, and the Psychology curriculum committee.
"I took Psychology as a junior in high school and I was hooked."
Jared Miller, assistant professor of Psychology, joined LSC-Kingwood in 2013. Miller earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Baylor University. He also holds a Master of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Notre Dame. Miller completed a doctoral degree in Psychology from the same institution.
Miller authored articles in various publications which include: "Choosing landmarks on corners: The role of spatial and perceptual features", "The Effect of Visual Rhythms on the Allocation of Visual and Auditory Attention ", "When what you hear influences when you see: Listening to an auditory rhythm influences the temporal allocation of visual attention," and "Investigating spatial language in a robot fetch task to guide development and implementation of robot algorithms for natural human-robot interaction."
"I am excited about the opportunity to work closely with students to help them achieve their short and long-term goals both in the classroom and beyond. Furthermore, I look forward to using the study of Psychology as a tool to teach high level skills," Miller stated.
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