Area(s) of expertise: auto body repair and airbrush painting
Experience within field: 44 years experience in automotive paint and body, 40 years experience in automotive air brush painting, ASE Master Collision Technician, ICAR Qualified Instructor, DuPont Top Gun painter, PPG Platinum Qualified, 3M Best Practices Top Shop Qualified, Blackhawk Frame repair qualified, BASF paint qualified, worked in every type of area in GM and Toyota body shops, paint technician, frame technician, shop foreman, body shop owner, graduate of Tri-County Vocational Auto Collision Program, Associate of Applied Science in Auto Collision San Jacinto College, Associate of Arts in Art
Area(s) of expertise: Career and personality assessments, resume and cover letter development, interview strategies, networking, effective job search strategies, labor market data
Experience within the field: More than 30 years in career services.
Dr. Debbie Simpson-Smith
Area(s) of expertise: child development, preparing students for work in teaching profession
Experience within the field: Nearly 25 years teaching child development at San Jacinto College
Area(s) of expertise: hair coloring and cutting
Experience within the field:
More than 20 years of teaching cosmetology and training students for state and national SkillsUSA competitions
Area(s) of expertise: hair design, coloring (chemical processing), permanent waves and hair cutting
Experience within the field: More than 30 years of experience within the hair industry and training students for state and national SkillsUSA competitions
Area(s) of expertise: management within culinary arts, food critique, styling, pastry, catering, and entrepreneurship
Experience within field: Nearly 20 years of professional work within culinary arts, including experience as executive chef; 2010 Food Educators Service Educator of the Year
Area(s) of expertise: diesel engines, alternators, fuel injection rebuilding, work in heavy diesel service and repair industry
Experience within the field: More than 50 years of experience in diesel mechanics, developer of experimental mechanical gasoline injected engine
Area(s) of expertise: emergency medical areas, including vehicle operation, life support, paramedic, and fire incident
Experience within field: Certified in train derailment response, fire incident command procedures, defensive driving instructor , advanced EMS instructor, emergency care attendant, emergency medical technician, licensed paramedic , advanced cardiac life support provider/instructor, international trauma life support instructor, pediatric advanced life support provider, certification in pursuit driving , certified emergency vehicle operator, and critical incident stress management, 2010 Texas EMS Educator of the Year
Area(s) of expertise: eye care technology education, education through service learning
Experience within field: Serves as the College's eye care technology program director. More than 30-years in eye care technology that includes serving as a clinical trial technician for the Food and Drug Administration for Holmium & Excimer LASER Research; studying under the world renowned Dr. Theo Seiler, one of the first physicians to use an excimer laser on a human eye; lecturing at the American Academy of Ophthalmology; and teaching for the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology. Clarke schedules regular service learning opportunities for students, including the See to Succeed initiative, where they deliver free screenings and examinations to schoolchildren across the Houston metroplex region.
Area(s) of expertise: financial aid regulations, processes, federal and state aid policies and procedures
Experience within field: Serves as director of financial aid, holds approximately 17 years of work experience in financial aid at both two- and four-year higher education institutions, serves as co-chair for the community college advisory committee with the Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation.
Area(s) of expertise: Compressor change outs, retrofitting equipment, Manual ”J” & Manual “N” HVAC software, EPA & Employment Ready Certifications Proctor, Simu-tech software trainer, and blackboard Certified trainer
Experience within field: Six years in commercial air conditioning repair and eight years in residential heating and cooling and refrigeration repair, electrical substation, pipe, CNC, and heavy equipment operator.
Area(s) of expertise: licensed massage therapist and instructor, working with students in coordination with Texas Chiropractic College
Experience within field: Nearly 10 years teaching, experience as a first responder, member of the Worldwide Aquatic Bodywork Association, Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals, and American Massage Therapy Association, licensed massage therapist and instructor with the Texas Department of State Health Services.
Area(s) of expertise: Career in non-destructive testing for more than 30 years. Has developed equipment and procedures for a variety of problems in the aerospace, marine, nuclear, power, and petrochemical fields
Experience within field: President of Rowland Scientific, developing and applying equipment for non-destructive testing in the areas of electro-magnetics, ultrasonics, and remote visual methods. Corporate work experience in the field, in addition to an education in physics and serving as a non-destructive testing instructor.
Area(s) of expertise: Recruitment, retention and completion of adult learners with an emphasis on recognizing needs and implementing programs for this cohort. Started school at age 55 at San Jacinto College, graduated from University of Houston at the age of 60.
Experience within field: Founder of the Never Too Late (N2L) Center for Adult Learners, director of the AACC Plus 50 Completion Program, and serves as an education planner/recruiter for adult learners. Author of the presentations "What to Do When the Student is Older Than You (or God),” and “Building Community Within a Community College (Adults Only!)." Professional honors include the Kellogg Institute Class of 2010, National Institute for Developmental Education; grand prize winner of the Borders/AARP “My Next Chapter” Essay Contest. Previous experience includes serving as a State Certified Presenter for the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented and as an Accredited Teaching Artist with the Young Audiences of Houston.
Dr. Ernest Davila*
Area(s) of expertise: criminal appeals, wills, trusts and probate
Experience within the field: private attorney, served as a Harris County appellate prosecutor
*denotes Spanish speaking expert
Mario S. Garcia
Area(s) of expertise: automation (Pyxis, medDispense, unit dosing), TPN compounding, Retail and Inpatient simulation software
Experience within the field: Five years military experience working in both outpatient and inpatient pharmacy at Moncrief Army Community Hospital in Ft. Jackson, S.C.; Sterile Products certified M.D. Anderson Cancer Center; Non-Sterile Compounding certified NPTA
Area(s) of expertise: petrochemical and refining industry
Experience within field: Nearly 20 years in the industry; retired from BP-Amoco; author of several books/articles, including “Quality Concepts for the Process Industry;” member of the Gulf Coast Process Technology Association; recipient of oil and gas certificate from the Center for the Advancement of Process Technology
Area(s) of expertise: real estate brokerage
Experience within field: Licensed real estate broker in state of Texas since 1985, president-elect of the Texas Real Estate Teachers Association (TRETA), 26 years experience teaching as real estate instructor
Dr. Ann Cartwright
Area(s) of expertise: Chemistry with an emphasis in science service learning. Her teaching method is a fusion of traditional chemistry projects and experiments mixed with a freethinking interactive environment, inside and outside of the classroom.
Experience within field: More than 30 years as a higher education instructor, awards include the prestigious American Chemical Society Excellence in Teaching in a Two-Year College Award for 2011, National Catalyst Award for Teaching Excellence, a National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Excellence Award, Minnie Stevens Piper Professor award and numerous Who's Who awards
Area(s) of expertise: math education, STEM initiatives, methods in moving students from remedial math to college-level coursework
Experience within field: Serves as chair of the math department, previously served on Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board committee that created the Field of Study curricula for Associates Degrees for E-8 Mathematics Teachers and for Engineering. Worked as a petroleum reservoir engineer for Union Texas Petroleum, studying oil and gas fields in Texas, New Mexico, Canada, Madagascar, Argentina, Indonesia and the Gulf of Mexico.
Area(s) of expertise: biology education through science service learning in the community
Experience within field: More than 20 years teaching biology with previous experience as a high school science teacher. Serves as an advisor for the Texas Student Education Association, which received the Patsy Goss Community Service Award. Member of the College’s Green Team, Texas Community College Teachers Association, Texas State Teachers Association, National Association of Biology Teachers, and the National Education Association.
Area(s) of expertise: commercial truck driving, industry trends and employment trends
Experience within field: More than 30 years in the industry with 20 years teaching commercial truck driving. Specializes in flatbed and hauling heavy equipment across country.