Lone Star College-Montgomery Announces New Faculty Members for Spring 2010

Joining Lone Star College-Montgomery this spring semester are four new, full-time faculty members (l. to r.): Dr. James Lee, Angela Martin, Terry Albores, and Evan McClimans.Lone Star College-Montgomery is pleased to welcome four new full-time faculty members for the spring 2010 semester.
 
Terry Albores, division counselor and assistant professor; Angela Martin, division counselor and assistant professor; Dr. James Lee, professor of humanities; and Evan McClimans, welding instructor, will join 145 full-time faculty members currently educating more than 11,000 students this spring.
 
“Each of these educators have served students in the Lone Star College System at some point in their careers, which makes welcoming them to LSC-Montgomery as full-time faculty members a natural progression,” said Dr. Austin A. Lane, president of LSC-Montgomery. “We’re thrilled to have them among our other top-quality, well-rounded, and devoted instructors.”
 
After working as a counseling intern at LSC-Montgomery in 2008, Terry Albores will serve as assistant professor and division counselor for the natural sciences and health professions division. Albores, who is a licensed professional counselor, holds a master’s degree from Sam Houston State University. Passionate about helping students, Albores hopes to cultivate positive learning experiences for the students.
 
“Learning should be challenging, fun, supportive, and infused with plenty of opportunity for professional and personal growth,” said Albores.
 
Angela Martin will serve as assistant professor and division counselor for the behavioral sciences, English, language, and speech division. Martin holds a master’s degree in psychology from Houston Baptist University. Before moving into higher education, she worked for more than ten years as a licensed specialist in school psychology for the public school system. In 2004, Martin served as a counselor in disability services at LSC-Montgomery for two years, before transferring to the LSCS disability services office.
 
“I’m excited about the chance to return to LSC-Montgomery and have the opportunity to once again, work directly with the students,” said Martin.
 
Dr. James Lee, who has taught humanities courses as an adjunct faculty member in the LSCS since 2006, joins LSC-Montgomery as a full-time humanities professor. Lee holds a doctorate degree in arts administration and performance studies from Texas Tech University. Throughout his career, he has served as a lecturer at Texas A & M University, an assistant professor at Prairie View A & M University, and an adjunct instructor at Texas Tech University.
 
With quite an extent of professional associations and contributions, Lee brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his students.
 
“Although the humanities course is not required for graduation, those who do enroll must be well served by their class experience,” said Lee. “My duty is to see that as many students as possible leave their formal studies enticed and inspired by an insatiable curiosity about the world and its inhabitants.”
 
Working to educate students at Lone Star College-Conroe Center, Evan McClimans will move from adjunct instructor to full-time instructor for the welding program. McClimans is an American Welding Society (AWS) certified welder, an AWS welding inspector, and an AWS welding educator. He also holds an associate’s degree in welding technology with a specialization in code welding.
 
As a self-proclaimed progressive thinker, McClimans hopes to “change the face of welding instruction.”
 
“If I can develop a way to educate students that is better than the current methods, which will allow the students to have a very rewarding career and perhaps a life free from the stresses of financial problems, then I will have done my job,” said McClimans.
 
LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call (936) 273-7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.
 
Lone Star College System consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Center, LSC-University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. With more than 58,000 students in credit classes this fall, LSCS is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and third largest community college system in Texas. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.