Educational Expert Educates Lone Star College-Montgomery Faculty

Dr. Ken Bain (center) discusses teaching concepts with Gordon Carruth (left), professor of computer information science at Lone Star College-Montgomery, and Lawrence Brandyburg, academic dean. To inspire and educate the faculty members at Lone Star College-Montgomery, Dr. Ken Bain, renowned educational leader and author of “What the Best College Teachers Do,” discussed key elements of his book this past week in front of approximately 120 full-time and adjunct LSC-Montgomery professors.
 
“After hearing his presentation, I hope I can create an environment where deep learning can take place,” said Karen Buckman, professor of psychology at LSC-Montgomery. “I was fascinated by Dr. Bain’s idea that when deep learning occurs, it can answer questions or solve problems that are important, intriguing, or just beautiful.”
 
Bain is currently the vice provost for learning at the Research Academy for University Learning in Montclair, NJ, and a professor of history at Montclair University. His recently-published book, “What the Best College Teachers Do,” (Harvard University Press, 2004), won the 2004 Virginia and Warren Stone Prize for an outstanding book on education and society and has been one of the top selling books on higher education.
 
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.
 
With more than 62,000 students in credit classes in spring 2010, and a total enrollment of nearly 85,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the second largest and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. LSCS consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Park, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.