Faculty and Staff
Interim Dean & Department Chair
Cora Ann Williams, J.D.
Cora Ann Williams, J.D., professor of speech joined LSC-Kingwood in 2002. Williams earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Tuskegee University. Additionally, Williams holds two graduate degrees: a Master of Public Policy degree from the University of Michigan and a Master of Arts in Intercultural Relations degree from the University of Minneapolis. Williams also holds a doctoral degree in organizational communications from the University of Minneapolis. She also earned a law degree from the University of Maryland.
Williams presented an American Democracy Project at the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD).
Williams was recognized with the 2008 LSC-Kingwood Teacher of the Year award. She also received a Service Learning Award and a Community Chamber of Commerce Teacher of Year Award. Williams also earned a First Place Service Learning Award from the National Communications Association.
"I love to communicate with others and to help students find their own voice," explained Williams. "I've had a positive teaching experience and have grown professionally and personally."
Abigal Heller, Ph.D. assistant professor of speech joined LSC-Kingwood in 2005. Heller earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Wisconsin. She also obtained a Master of Arts degree in Literature from the University of Houston. Additionally, Heller earned a doctoral degree in Organizational Communication from the University of Texas at Austin.
Heller's prior experience include positions as a technical writer, business researcher, English professor at both the University of Houston and LSC-Kingwood and communications professor at the University of Texas, LSC-Kingwood and University of Houston, Downtown.
"The best part of my role is working with really amazing people, students and staff," explained Heller.
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Michael S. Moode, assistant professor of speech, joined LSC-Kingwood in 2013. Moode obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in organizational communication from Murray State University. He also holds a Master of Arts degree in organizational communication from the same institution. Moode is also a doctoral candidate studying organizational communication from The University of Texas at Austin.
Moode has been an adjunct professor at a number of institutions including Temple Junior College, Chapman University, California State University, Murray State University and various work assignments at Walt Disney World in Florida and California.
"Courses in speech communication deal with ideas and skills that are instrumental to personal and professional success. Being a facilitator/instructor in speech courses is particularly rewarding when students show a genuine drive for growth and learning," Moode explained. "It is special to be part of the process whereby individuals pursue a higher education; to earn students’ trust while witnessing them develop competencies that allow our community to entrust the future to them."