Faculty and Staff

  

Department Head

Dr. Elizabeth (Liz) Rexford

Fort Bend Technical Center (108)
Ph: (281) 239-1582
Email: lizr@wcjc.edu

Dr. Rexford earned her BA from Franklin and Marshall University and her MA and PhD in Government 
and Politics from the University of Maryland. Dr. Rexford is co-advisor for the WCJC chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the International Honor Society for community and junior colleges. She is also the Student Government Association Advisor for the Richmond Campus. She teaches Government 2305 and Government 2306 at multiple campus locations and online.

Full Time Faculty

Amy Acord

Sugar Land Campus (SGL 227)
Ph: (281) 243-8540
Email: acorda@wcjc.edu

Ms. Acord earned her BA and BAIS from Texas State University. She completed her MLA degree at the University of St. Thomas and her MSc from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Ms. Acord is currently completing her PhD at the University of Houston. She teaches Government 2305 and Government 2306 face-to-face and online.



William Feagin

Fort Bend Technical Center ( 240 K)
Ph: (281) 239-1583
Email: feaginw@wcjc.edu

Mr. Feagin earned his BA and MA degrees at Sam Houston State University and has completed course work in the PhD program at the University of North Texas. Mr. Feagin has additional graduate hours from the University of Arizona. He currently teaches Government 2305 and Government 2306 at multiple campuses and online.


 Jill Oglesbee

Fort Bend Technical Center ( 240 K)
Ph: (281) 239-1680
Email: oglesbeej@wcjc.edu

Ms. Oglesbee earned her BA and MA degrees from the University of Tulsa. She has additional graduate hours from the University of Alberta and American Public University.  She currently teaches Government 2305 and Government 2306 at multiple campuses and online.



Ernest Ramirez

Sugar Land Campus (SGL 225)
Ph: (281) 243-8525
Email: ramireze@wcjc.edu

In addition to earning a degree from Wharton County Junior College, Mr. Ramirez has a Master of Arts from the University of Houston-Clear Lake, and Master of Arts degrees in American Government and Congressional and Presidential Studies (CAPS) from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D. C.  He is the Student Government Association Advisor for the Sugar Land Campus. He currently teaches Government 2305 and Government 2306 face-to-face and online. 


 

James Schoshinski

Fort Bend Technical Center ( 240 J)
Ph: (281) 239-1569
Email: schoshinskij@wcjc.edu

Mr. Schoshinski earned his BA from the University of Texas(Dallas) and his MA from Texas Women’s 
University. Mr. Schoshinski teaches Government 2305 and Government 2306 at multiple campuses.



Jeff Shine

Wharton Campus (Science 210)
Ph: (979) 532-6349
Email: shineg@wcjc.edu

Mr. Shine earned his BA and MA from Texas State University. Mr. Shine serves as the faculty advisor 
for the Student Government Association at the Wharton Campus. He teaches Government 2305 and 
Government 2306 online and face-to-face.


Part Time Faculty

Michele Betancourt

Ms. Betancourt earned her BA from California State University (Long Beach) and her MA from the 
University of Houston (Clear Lake). She currently serves as the Director of Distance Education for WCJC and teaches Government 2305 and Government 2306 online.

Email: betancourtm@wcjc.edu


Jon Ellison

Mr. Ellison earned a BA from the University of Louisiana and his MA in Political Science from Sam 
Houston State University. Mr. Ellison teaches GOVT 2305 and GOVT 2306 at the Sugar Land campus.

Email: jone@wcjc.edu



Melissa Janecek

Ms. Janecek earned her BA from Stephen F. Austin State University and her MA in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. She teaches Government 2305 and Government 2306 as part of the WCJC dual-credit program at East Bernard High School.

Email: janecekm@wcjc.edu



Philip Spenrath

Mr. Spenrath earned his BA from the University of Texas (San Antonio) and his JD from the Thomas M. Cooley School of Law. He currently teaches GOVT 2305 as part of the WCJC dual -credit program at El Campo High School.

Email: spenrathp@wcjc.edu

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