Faculty & Staff
Dr. Cassandra Rincones, interim dean of the Social Sciences and Humanities Division, joined LSC-Kingwood in 2013 as an associate professor of history. Rincones earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Texas A&M University in Kingsville. She holds a Master of Arts degree in U.S. History from the same institution. Rincones earned a Ph.D. from Texas A&M University in May of 2015, specializing in U.S./Southwest Comparative Border studies.
Rincones has been awarded several fellowships and grants, including the Lone Star College Chancellor’s Dissertation Research Grant, the Race and Ethnic Studies Institute Fellow from Texas A&M University, and the Catarino and Evangelina Hernández Research Fellowship in Latino History from the Texas State Historical Association.
Rincones has more than 15 years of experience, having taught at South Texas College, Weslaco and Alice independent school districts. She has also presented numerous papers including, "Bridging Cultures in the Community College: LSC-Kingwood NACCS Tejas Foco, and at LSC-North Harris in 2015; and "Tejana Rights: Solidifying Legal Codes in Early Texas" at the Texas State Historical Association meeting in March. Rincones is a member of the Texas State Historical Association.
"I enjoy working with our stellar faculty! Together I feel we make a real difference in our students’ lives!"," Rincones stated.
"Tejana Land Grants: Gender and the Expansion of Empire," Southern Historian, (Spring 2015), Vol. 36.
"The Introduction of Women into Hidalgo County Politics," Journal of South Texas, (Spring 2009).
Office: LIB 202
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."
John Njowo, associate professor of sociology, joined LSC-Kingwood in 2008. Njowo obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Yaounde, Cameroon/University of Western Ontario, Canada. He also holds a Master of Arts degree in Sociology from Texas Southern University.
Prior to his employment at LSC-Kingwood, Njowo volunteered as a teaching assistant at Jack Yates High School and at this institution. He also spent years as a reporter having been employed in London, England and in Cameroon, Canada.
"My experience at LSC-Kingwood has been one of continual professional growth as a more effective teacher, thanks to the many professional development programs and, more importantly, the readiness of colleagues to share their classroom experiences," stated Njowo. "Consequently, I have come to understand that teaching and learning, rather than being two distinct and separate activities, is actually on opposite ends of a continuum. To maximize learning therefore, I have been encouraged to transition from my initial teacher-centered approach to a more student-centered methodology, one that places the student at the center of teaching," he added.
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