Department Head of Mathematics
Sugar Land Campus - SUG-217
Ph: (281) 243-8519
Mr. Neaderhouser has a Bachelors Degree from Cornell University and two Masters Degrees, both from the University of Illinois, one in math and one in statistics. He has taught at University of Illinois, Texas A&M, University of Houston, University of Phoenix, Cy-Fair College and Wharton County Junior College for a total of over fourteen years. Also Mr. Neaderhouser was a programmer/developer in the oil industry for twenty-five years. He was born in Indiana and has lived in Texas since 1975. He served in Korea for the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. During his career he raised three daughters all born in the 1970s.
Ben Brink, B.S.,M.A.
Sugar Land Campus -SUG235
Ben Brink received the B.S. in Math from Allegheny College, and the M.A. in Math from West Virginia University. He has over 30 years instructional experience. Professional interests include finite groups and quaternion.
At WCJC he teaches college algebra, finite math, math analysis for business, statistics, pre-calculus and Calculus I-II-III. He has edited several papers by Professor Will Heierman. He also tutors professionally.
He has been married for 18 years to Esther, a braillist at Lamar ISD. Personal interests include outdoor activities and current events.
Mr. James Carolan, B.A., M.Ed.
Instructor of Mathematics
Wharton Campus - S216
• B.A., Texas Wesleyan University
• M.A., Texas Wesleyan University
• Advanced studies at University of Texas
Mr. Carolan received his BA and Ma from the Texas Wesleyan University. He has done advanced studies at the University of Texas. Mr. Carolan began teaching Mathematics at WCJC in 1959.
Mr. Fred Ermis, B.S., M.S.
Instructor of Mathematics
Wharton Campus - S211
Mr. Ermis earned a B.S. Degree in Mathematics from Sam Houston State University and a M.S.
Degree in Mathematics from Marquette University. He has done additional graduate studies in Mathematics at Oberlin College and the University of Houston. Mr. Ermis has taught at WCJC since 1966.Mr. Ermis teaches College Algebra and Finite Math.
Dr. Jack Grisham
Temporary full time instructor of Mathematics
Fort Bend technical Center, TC 2040F
Ph.D. and M.A., Mathematical Sciences, Rice University; Rice Graduate Fellow
B.S. Mathematics, University of Oklahoma; Phi Beta Kappa
Dr. Grisham has been a leader of engineering design and development projects stressing
teamwork. He has over 20 years engineering experience specializing in strategic planning, marketing, project management, product development, and support. For the majority of his career, he led teams creating software for modeling physical processes in the petroleum and petrochemical industries. More recently, he worked on the design and development of innovative gas-liquid contactors for the chemical process industries. He began teaching part time at the college level in 2003.
William E. Heierman, B.S., M.S.
Department of Mathematics (Sugar Land)
Sugar Land Campus - SUG237
Phone: (281) 243-8541
Mr. Heierman received his Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics with Highest Honor from the Georgia Institute of Technology in June, 1965.He earned a Master of Science in Mathematics from the Courant Institute of New York University under a National Science Foundation Fellowship in June, 1967.He taught Mathematics at Kingsborough Community College of The City University of New York from September, 1969 until January, 1998.From September, 1999 until August, 2001 he was employed by Central Texas College as a Developmental Instructor in Mathematics and a Naval College PACE Instructor in Mathematics and English. He joined the Faculty of Wharton County Junior College as a full-time Instructor in Mathematics in August, 2001, and currently teaches both academic and developmental mathematics courses.
Mr. James Kelley, B.S., M.S.
Instructor of Mathematics
Richmond Campus - TC140 I
James Kelley has been on the WCJC math faculty for over twenty years and teaches all levels of mathematics. He was educated at the University of Arkansas and received the 2011 Excellence in Teaching Award from NISOD.
J. Benito Pastora, PhD
Instructor of Math/Physics/Engineering
Richmond Campus - TC140 J
BS, Wilmington College, Ohio
MS, University of Dayton, Ohio
PhD, Texas A&M, College Station, Texas
Dr. Pastora worked as a
teaching assistant at the University of Dayton, at the University of
Cincinnati and at Texas A&M, where he was awarded a Welch Fellowship. After
getting his MS degree He taught at the University of Nicaragua for five
years. After getting his PhD, Dr. Pastora did research in Electrical
Engineering at Texas A&M. He joined the WCJC faculty in the spring of 1985.
He was hired as a Math/Physics /Engineering instructor. Dr. Pastora teaches
a variety of Math courses, as well as General Physics, Engineering Physics
and Vector Mechanics for Engineers. His PhD dissertation titled “Anisotropy
Dynamics of CuMn Spin Glass through Torque Measurements” was published in 1983.
Mr. Kirby Pressly, B.A., M.A.
Instructor of Mathematics
Wharton Campus - S215
Kirby Pressly has been on the WCJC math faculty for over forty years and teaches classes at all levels. He received degrees from the University of North Texas and UT at Austin.
Instructor of Mathematics
Fort Bend Technical Center, TC-140G
Ph: (281) 239-1559
Mrs. Smith received her B.S. from Mississippi State University. She taught high school for five years and earned her M.ED. from Mississippi College. Mrs. Smith became a full time instructor with Wharton County Junior College in 2009.She has taught Business Calculus, Pre Calculus, Trigonometry, Finite Math, and College Algebra.
Richmond Campus - TC-140 D
Ph: (281) 239-1563
Mr. Zamani received his degree from Wichita State University (M.Sc., Physics) and The Pennsylvania State University (M.Sc., Geophysics). Mr. Zamani has been a full time instructor for Wharton County Junior College since 2008, where he has taught Physics 1401, Physics 1402, Math 308, Math 1314, and Math 1324. He currently teaches Physics 1402, Math 1314, and Math 1314 online.
Mrs. Deborah Barnett, BA, MA
Mrs. Barnett received her B.A. degree and teacher certification from Incarnate Word College and earned her M.A. degree from the New School for Social Research. She continued with post-graduate studies in Mathematics at the University of Houston. She has been a high school mathematics teacher for twenty-two years. Mrs. Barnett has been a part time instructor for Wharton County Junior College at Tidehaven High School since 2006.She currently teaches College Algebra and Trigonometry.
Faryal Bokhari has a Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics & Statistics from the University Of Central Oklahoma. She has served as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for two years at the University Of Central Oklahoma. She is currently teaching Finite Mathematics and Intro Statistics at the Sugar Land Campus.
Otha D Gray Jr
Mr. Gray received his B.A. degree and teacher certification from Baylor University. He taught high school and junior high school for ten years and then earned his M.S. degree from Texas A&M at Commerce. Mr. Gray has been a Math teacher at Bay City I.S.D. since 1966. He currently teaches Dual Calculus, Dual Trigonometry, and Dual Pre-Calculus.
Dr. Carroll Holmes, B.S., M.S., J.D., Ed.D.
Faculty Website: http://facultyweb.wcjc.edu/cholmes
Dr. Holmes received her B.A. degree and teacher certification from Texas A&M University - Commerce, and then earned her M.S. degree from Texas A&M University - Commerce. She earned her J.D. degree from the University of Houston - Bates College of Law. In 2003, she eared her Doctorate in Education from Texas A&M University - Commerce. She has taught high school for 38 years and has been an adjunct instructor since 1992 and has worked for Wharton County Junior College since 1998, where she has taught various computer science and mathematics courses.
Mrs. Mauch received her B.S. from Louisiana State University, then later earned her M.S. degree from Texas State University – San Marcos. She has been a secondary mathematics teacher for 10 years. Mrs. Mauch has been a part-time instructor for Wharton County Junior College at Ganado High School since 2009. During the fall semester, she teaches College Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus I. During the spring semester, she teaches Finite Math, Precalculus, and Calculus II.
Mr. Osore received his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with a minor in Computer Science from the University of Houston in Victoria in spring 1995. In the fall 2001 he received his Masters of Arts degree from University of Houston Victoria. Mr. Osore taught Dual credit courses at El Campo ISD for three years. Mr. Osore has been teaching Mathematics and Statistics courses at Wharton County Junior College since late 1997.
Mr. Sandoval received is Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics with a minor in English from the University of Texas at Austin, Fall 2003. In the summer of 2011 he received his Masters in Mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin. Mr. Sandoval has recently begun teaching Dual Credit Trigonometry at El Campo High School, where he is also a teacher of record for ECISD. Mr. Sandoval has taught in the following school districts: Austin ISD, Somerville ISD, Lockhart ISD, and El Campo ISD.
Mr. Togba C. Sapolucia, BSEE, MSC
Office: FBTC adjunct area 2nd floor
Phone: 713-718-8023 (281)-243-8447
Faculty Website (HCC): http://learning.nec.hccs.edu/members/tsapolucia
Mr. Sapolucia received his BSEE degree from University of Colorado, Denver. He worked briefly as an operations manager for a major U.S. firm. He received his M.SC degree from Prairie View A & M University. Mr. Sapolucia returned to academia in 1988 as a full-time instructor of Mathematics, teaching various mathematics courses at Prairie View A & M University. He has been teaching all levels of Mathematics and Statistics at Houston Community College System since 1992. Mr. Sapolucia has been teaching Mathematics and Statistics courses at Wharton County Junior College since 1989. He is also an adjunct instructor of Mathematics at University of Houston Down Town.
Math and Science Division
Office: Wharton Campus - Science-227A
Phone: (979) 532-6392