James Stubbs is Dean of Arts and English (A&E) at Lonestar College - Kingwood. Prior to becoming Dean, he also served as band director and professor of music and directed the Kingwood Big Band, Lone Star College - Kingwood Jazz Ensemble, and the Kingwood Community Symphonic Band.
Prior to his arrival at Lone Star College - Kingwood in 2004, Mr. Stubbs was the director of bands at Navarro College in Corsicana, Texas for fourteen years where he directed the marching band, athletic bands, jazz ensembles, theater orchestras, wind ensembles, and community bands. His teaching duties have included courses in music theory, music appreciation, American music, jazz improvisation, and applied brass.
Prior to his career in higher education, Mr. Stubbs served as a high school band director and applied trumpet educator in high schools in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas. He is a native of Pine Bluff, Arkansas and is a graduate of Louisiana Tech University, the University of North Texas, and is a doctoral candidate at Baylor University.
Todd R. Miller, professor of music and chair of the visual and performing arts, joined LSC-Kingwood in 1994. Miller earned a Bachelor of Music degree in voice performance from the University of Louisville. He also obtained a Master of Music degree in voice performance from the University of Arizona. In addition, he holds a doctoral degree in voice performance and conducting from the University of Houston.
Miller has presented a number of papers. He presented, "Carlisle Floyd and Susannah" at the University of Southern Mississippi in 2005. He has also performed with the Houston Symphony, the Houston Choral Society, Houston Chamber Choir, Greenbriar Consortium, the San Antonio Symphony, and Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Opera in the Heights, and three Carnegie Hall performances.
In 2003, he was honored with the LSC-Kingwood Faculty Excellence Award. Miller has also been nominated twice for the Piper Professor Award.
"I have a passion for music and its importance in human society and I have a passion for students who want to make music their life's vocation," Miller explained. "Kingwood has been very supportive of my dreams as an educator and as a performer, and the students have benefitted from that support."
Mari Omori, professor of art, joined LSC-Kingwood in 2001. Omori earned a Bachelor Arts degree from California State University. She also holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of California.
Prior to joining LSC-Kingwood, Omori taught courses in design and drawing at the University of California, California State University and San Diego State University.
Omori is affiliated with a number of art organizations. She is a member of the Art Exhibit Advisory Board at Pearl Fincher Museum of Art in Spring, Texas. She is also a member of the Menil Collection, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Asia Society Texas Center, Lawndale Arts Center, Diverseworks, Women and Their Work, Blaffer Art Museum/University of Houston, Japan America Society Houston, Greater Association of Japanese in Houston, and the Asian Pacific American of Houston Association.
"I think the best part of my role is sharing my knowledge and experiences in art to my students and to the community members through instructions and at the same time being an artist, actively making art and exhibiting throughout the United States and internationally," stated Omori.
Kelley Revuelto, professor of art history and art appreciation, joined LSC-Kingwood in 2005. Revuelto received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Visual Communications from Texas State University and a Master of Arts degree in Art History from Texas Woman's University.
"I find it insightful to see history expressed through the visual arts. My professional aim is to make the subject matter not only accessible to all students but interesting, "explained Ruvuelto. "My experience at LSC-Kingwood has been rewarding."
Cory Cryer, professor of art, joined LSC-Kingwood in 2006. Cryer earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Teaching from Sam Houston State University and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Texas Woman's University.
"I teach ceramics because of its long history and ability to transcend cultural boundaries," explained Cryer.