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Dale Pinson
Geology Department Head

Instructor of Geology
Wharton Campus - S-126
Ph: (979) 532-6908
Email: DaleP@wcjc.edu

Dale Pinson received his BS degree, teacher certification, and MA degree from Sam Houston State University. He has been a full time instructor for Wharton County Junior since June of 1966.  Mr. Pinson has taught Biology, Comparative Anatomy, Microbiology, Physical and Historical Geology.  


Richard Aurisano

Instructor of Geology
Sugar Land Campus - SUG-240
Ph: (281) 239-1559
Email: AurisanoR@wcjc.edu

Dr. Richard W. Aurisano  has been a full-time instructor of geology at WCJC since 2005, teaching  Physical and Historical Ggeology .classes.  Dr. Aurisano has over 25 years of experience as a working geologist / paleontologist / biostratigrapher having spent 20 of those years working for Amoco Production Research in Tulsa, Ok and Amoco Exploration and Production in Houston, Tx.  He is experienced in both international and domestic exploration. And brings these experiences to his classroom.   In addition to teaching, Dr. Aurisano is provides senior palynological consultanting services to the hydrocarbon exploration industry.  Below is a list of Dr. Aurisano’s teaching experience and publications.


B.A., Geology, Queens College of the City University of New York, 1970
M.A., Geology, Queens College of the City University of New York, 1975
Ph.D., Geology, Rutgers University, New Jersey, 1980


 Thomas Cool

email:  coolt@wcjc.edu


Danny Glenn, B.S., M.S.

Instructor of Geology and Biology

Danny Glenn received a Bachelor of Science degree in both Biology (with an emphasis inzoology) and Geology (emphasis in paleontology) from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1981.After working as a geologist in Columbia, South America as a geologist, he received a Texas State Teacher’s Certification from Sam Houston State University in 1984.He taught public school (Junior High and High School) until receiving a Master of Science degree in Biology with a graduate minor in Geology, also from Sam Houston State University.  Mr. Glenn started teaching at WCJC in the fall of 1991 as an instructor of Biology and Geology.  He currently teaches physical and historical geology classes and their labs.

1991 – Present     WCJC Biology/Geology Instructor 1988 - 1990          Huntsville ISD Teacher, Junior High and High School in Huntsville, Texas1984 - 1988          Real Estate Salesman/Graduate Student @ SHSU1982 - 1984          Geologist for Ingeconse, Ltd. (Petroleum Pipeline Company), Bogata, Colombia, SA

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