Biography: I have enjoyed the opportunity to teach at primary, secondary, and post-secondary academic institutions both in the United States and abroad. Each year working as a composition instructor, I learn more about teaching, students, and the writing process. Writing frees the quintessential dreamer imagining beyond concrete reality to some realm of subtext and possibility. It communicates ideas, constraining them to defensible letters. We think, we write, we read. We must—as a free society.
Office number: 956-364-4769/Rm number W-319
Biography: I believe in English as a subject to be taught not only for its beauty as a language and the creativity that can be done with it, but because at its most basic level, English is a form of necessary communication. As a teacher, I feel it is important to teach English as a written form of communication so that my students can succeed in their academic and professional careers and in life beyond college.
Office number: 956-364-4720/Rm number W-330
Biography: “By this art you may contemplate the variation of the twenty-three letters . . . “
Office number: 956-364-4846/Room number: W-339
Biography: I have been teaching English at the college level for twenty years. I started as a volunteer tutor at the University of Texas at Brownsville, and I worked as a paid tutor and taught developmental at UTB for a number of years while working full time at TSTC. I have taught here for 14 years teaching all of the English classes we offer.
I love what I do and put every effort into making English classes interesting and relevant to our everyday lives. I believe unless the classes are absolutely relevant, you and I both will waste our time. I don’t think either of us want to do that.
Office number: 956-364-4771/Room number: W-324
Biography: Be ready.
Office number:956-364-4837/Room number:W-340
Biography: I have a Bachelor’s degree in both English and History with a concentration in British history from Texas Tech University. My Master’s degree is from Texas State University; my area of specialization is 20th century Southern literature. I have taught at community and technical colleges in both North Carolina and Texas. I am certified as a teacher consultant for the National Writing Project and have completed AVID training through the AVID Summer Institute. I teach both face-to-face and online classes.
Office number: 956-364-4949/Room number: W-332
Adjunct Faculty - English
Michael Gerleman, Instructor
Arturo Serrata, Instructor
Sarah McDonald, Instructor
Staff - English & Spanish
Patricia Hinojosa, Teaching Lab Assistant
Office number: 956-364-4185/Room number: W-124
Alma Garcia, Program Maintenance Specialist
Office number: 956-364-4830/Room number: W-124