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LSC-CyFair English Department

Division 5: English, ESOL, Education and First Year Experience

Sam Thomas headshot

Jason LePres

Dean of Division 5: English, ESOL, Education and First Year Experience 

Office: CASA 114D

Division Contact: 281-290-3983

English classes help students with the process of writing and with critical reading skills. Our classes provide students the opportunity to learn valuable ways to evolve creatively and intellectually through written communication. English classes are a fundamental part of the The Core Requirements for Associate's Degrees.

Meet your LSC-CyFair English Department Faculty 

Each faculty member can be emailed by clicking on their name.

Andrea Holliger

Professor of English

Campus Department Chair
Program Lead, Collegio con Vista Study Abroad

(281) 290-5224
Office: CASA 220K

Emphasis in: American Literature before 1865; Rhetoric and Composition; Study Abroad.

Britney Jeffrey

Professor of English

Department Chair - Dual Credit
Office: CASA 225S

Emphasis in: Composition, British Literature, Technical Communication, Learning Communities, Honors

Anna Schmidt

Professor of English

Department Chair - Transitional English

Office: CASA 220P


Carolina Ruiz

Professor of English

Lead Faculty- Dual Credit
Office: CASA 225G

Emphasis in: Literary Theory, American Literature, Latin- American Literature, American Transcendentalism. 

Laura Taggett headshot Laura Taggett

Professor of English

Lead Faculty, Credit English, International Faculty Fellow
Office: TECH 200L


Emphasis in: Early World and British Literature, Shakespeare and Drama, Honors and International Education.

Photo not available Julie Wilbur

Professor of English

Lead Faculty-Transitional and Credit English
Office: CASA 220E


Emphasis in: Transitional English

Norjuan Austin

Professor of English

Office: CASA 320C

Emphasis in: Children's and Young Adult Literature, British Literature, and English Education

Kasey Bass

Professor of English

Office: CASE 214H

Emphasis in: Nineteenth-century British literature, history of science, gender and sexuality studies, posthumanist studies

Michelle Brown

Professor of English

Managing Editor of The Barker's Voice: A Journal of Arts and Letters
Office: CASA 325K

Emphasis in: Creative Writing, Poetry and Poetics, American Literature

Picture not available Michelle DeWalt

Professor of English

CARE Academy Faculty Fellow, Advisor for All-In-One Gaming Club

Office: CASA 220Q


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Hilary Harris

Professor of English

Department Chair- First Year Experience, Department of Education

Office: CASA 325O

Emphasis in: Critical/Literary Theory, First Year Experience


Jorge Iglesias headshot Jorge Iglesias

Associate Professor of English

Office: CASA 220Q

Emphasis in: Composition and Rhetoric, US Literature, Hispanic Literature, World Literature, Public Speaking, Film


Leslie Jewkes headshot Leslie Jewkes

Professor of English

Advisor for Phi Theta Kappa
Office: CASA 220J

Emphasis in: Literature, Developmental Education, Research Process

Garret Johnson headshot Garret Johnson

Associate Professor

Creative Writing Club Advisor
Office: HSC1.117D

Emphasis in: Creative Writing (all genres, but especially fiction); and the intersection of rhetoric and narrative

Stacey Joshua headshot Stacey Joshua

Assistant Professor of English

Office: CASA 225I

Emphasis in: English Composition, Early Modern British Literature

Amy Larsen

Associate Professor of English

Office: CASA 225A

Emphasis in: Rhetoric and Composition, American Literature, World Literature, Writing Across the Curriculum, gender studies, and rhetorical theory

Chris Mandia headshoy Christopher Mandia

Assistant Professor of English

Advisor to Untitled Poets Society
Office: CASA 225U

Emphasis in: English Composition and Creative Writing.

David Maslane headshot David Maslane

Professor of English

Office: CASA 225H

Emphasis in: Literary/ Critical Theory; American Literature; British Literature from 18th Century

Denise Millstein picture Denise Millstein

Professor of English

Foundation Essay Campus Coordinator
Office: CASE 214G

Emphasis in: 19th Century British Literature; Pop Culture/Modern Focus: Vampires

Heather Mitchell

Professor of English

Office: Cypress Center 200E

Emphasis in: Technical Communication, Online Composition I and II, Technical Communication, Quality Matters APPQMR?

Stacy Oberle

Professor of English

Office: Cypress Center 200D

Emphasis in: Composition I and II, CoReq Composition I, Online Composition I and II, Quality Matters APPQMR, Accelerated Learning

Larissa Redman

Professor of English

Office: CASA 220 I

Emphasis in: Transitional English

Roberta Short

Professor of English

English Curriculum Team Representative; Chair, Open Dialogue Committee

Office: CASA 325N

Trish Smith photo Patricia Smith

Professor of English

Adviser: Running Club; Chair: Learning Communities Committee; Greece Study Abroad

Office: CASA 224V


Emphasis in: Composition and Rhetoric; Popular Culture; Transitional Composition

Semira Taheri

Assistant Professor of English

Office: CASE 214E

Emphasis in: American Literature and World Literature from 17th century

Brooke Thrift headshot Brooke Thrift

Professor of English

Office: CASA 225T

Emphasis in: Composition & Rhetoric, Children's Literature

Matt Turner headshot Matthew Turner

Professor of English

Office: TECH 216R

Emphasis in: Technical Communication, Technical Communication; Texas Literature; Science Fiction; American Indian Literature


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