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Peter Anderson

Head of Geology Department

Instructor of Geology
Wharton Campus - S-129
Ph: (979) 532-6506
Email:  andersonp@wcjc.edu

Mr. Anderson received his B.S. in Geology from West Virginia University in 2009.  Upon his completion of his B.S., he moved to Texas and began his M.S. in Geology at the University of Texas at San Antonio completing it in 2012.  Shortly after graduation, he started his Ph.D. in Geology at the University of Houston.  Upon receiving candidacy for his Ph.D., Mr. Anderson left the University of Houston to pursue a career in teaching.  Beginning Spring 2018, Mr. Anderson has taught full-time at Wharton County Junior College.  Currently he teaches both physical and historical geology (lectures and labs).  In addition to teaching, Mr. Anderson runs and organizes public geology/fossil talks at local K-12 schools around Texas.


Kornelia Oostingh

Instructor of Geology
Sugar Land Campus - SUG-240
Ph: (281) 243-8568
Email:  oostinghk@wcjc.edu 




 Thomas Cool

email:  coolt@wcjc.edu

Thomas Cool received his B.S. in Geology from Indiana University at Ft. Wayne, Ind.; M.S. and PhD in Geological Oceanography from Texas A&M University.  He spent 38 years in the oil Industry with Gulf Oil Co., Chevron and Addax Petroleum, with most of his career spent in International assignments involving exploration, production or new venture opportunities.  Mr. Cool started teaching evening classes at WCJC in 2004.  He enjoys traveling, when doing so, always pays attention to the local geology.




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