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Meet our Faculty

Get to know the friendly faces of TC!

Why did you decide to teach?

Dr. Alyce Bunting, Faculty Sociology & Psychology

“I love our small classes, getting to know students so when I see them in public I can call them by name! And we are such a close-knit family. TC really is a special place to work.”

Shuntane Reaves-Dean, Faculty Nursing

“I wanted to do something that would be challenging, interesting, and make a difference in people’s lives daily. My nursing instructors had such a great impact on my desire to become a great nurse, and I wanted to instill that passion, drive, and pride for the nursing profession into others.”

Valerie Shirley, Faculty English

“I love working with people. It is amazing to see students as they grow and accomplish their goals. One major bonus that I did not anticipate is how much I am inspired by my students. Their passion encourages me to continue learning and set my own goals.”

Karin Grisham, Faculty Biology & Chemistry

“Teaching is something I have known I wanted to do for as long as I can remember. There was never a question of what I wanted to do when I grew up.”

Holley Robinson, Faculty Biology

“I think that education is the key to personal freedom. I wanted to help students gain academic skills and knowledge that they could take with them always. Education also helps individuals gain social and life skills that are just as important as any core curriculum. I think that education is vital for the progression of individuals and an overall community.”

Dr. Michelle Smith, Faculty Psychology

“Texarkana College is a unique teaching opportunity because we are able to touch the lives of individuals who are seeking support in starting or starting again despite the obstacles they may face.”

Why Texarkana College?

Doug Saffel, Faculty Government & Student Government Association Advisor

“Texarkana College is a leader school not only for the area, or the state, but for the nation.”

Delbert Dowdy, Faculty Physics

“At a community college, you can concentrate on teaching. Texarkana College has a special culture of supporting each other and the main goal of teaching. I feel everyone has one goal and that is to help students succeed.”

Why your subject area?

Ken Smith, Faculty Computer Technology & Information Systems

“I have been fascinated with computers since I was a teenager. I loved playing the computerized video games at the arcade and was intrigued about what made them work. It amazes me how far computers have come in my lifetime!”

Kimberly Randles, Faculty Nursing

“I just love nursing….caring for people when they are in their greatest need.”

Amanda Ritter-Maggio, Faculty English

“Being able to read and write well are essential in every career, and I like helping people learn the building blocks they need in order to be successful, whatever their next steps are.”

Sam Rivas, Faculty Economics

“Economics is constantly changing because the moving parts are you and I. As you and I change, and for every decision that you and I make, the economy changes.”

Dr. Dixon Boyles, Dean of Business & Social Sciences & Chief Instructional Officer

“People have been telling stories about who we are as long as we have been around. History and English are a big part of how those stories are kept alive. Who wouldn’t want to be part of that?”

Dr. Beverly Rowe, Faculty History

“Everybody loves History! Sometimes people don’t realize they do, but they turn on TV programs about history, they read books with historic themes, and when they travel they visit historic sites. My parents took my brother and I to every art museum, natural history museum, and historic site near our homes as I was growing up. My husband and I did the same for our children. History is another core thread of my life.”

Rob Howard, Faculty History & Psychology

“History has always fascinated me. I read about the past and wish I could go there. Psychology is more recent as a discipline of study for me, but I have always been curious about motivations and actions of people.”

What’s something interesting about you?

Mark Storey, Faculty Biology

“I have a lot of fun doing nature/bird photography, and I play keyboards and sing in an area county band called, DURANGO. We play area dance halls and have been doing it for over 30 years now.”

Shanna Cheney, Faculty Speech

“I am actually a licensed DJ, and that was one of the coolest jobs I ever had!”

Kim Penny, Faculty Nursing

“I love the outdoors, whether it’s digging in the dirt in my flowerbeds, four wheeling through the woods, kayaking on the lake, snorkeling in the ocean or hiking through the mountains. Outdoors is my favorite place to be!”

Robert Laird, Faculty Biology

“I sometimes have people mistake me for Kenny Rogers. I don’t think I look that much like him, but it cracks me up.”

Curt Langford, Faculty Accounting

“I like the logic and structure that is a big part of accounting.”

Dana Strickland, Faculty Child Development & Psychology

“I am an avid dog lover! This is fairly new for me as we did not have a lot of pets while I was growing up. I have 2 indoor dogs, especially, that are the loves of my life. I have now become one of those “dog people.” I also collect frogs and my office is where the overwhelming majority of my collection is housed. My favorite color is green and a student purchased a cute frog for me years ago. The collection has multiplied greatly over the years and I find the decor and bright colors very pleasing. it definitely makes for an interesting conversation piece!”

Tara Lamm, Faculty Nursing

“My husband and I love to travel to have new adventures! Our most memorable adventure was a cruise to Australia and New Zealand! Since that vacation we have been growing our family and our recent adventures include camping trips to local state parks. A stress relieving hobby of mine includes sewing, quilting, and doing embroidery. I have always enjoyed creating and crafting!”

Shannon Duke, Faculty Nursing

“I am a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). The DAR is heavily involved with community service both locally and nationwide. My fifth great grandfather fought for our American freedom in the Revolutionary War. I traveled to Missouri a few years ago to see his grave and the commemorative plaque for his Revolutionary War service.

Search the Faculty Directory

Allen, Melanie
Psychology / Sociology Business & Social Sciences 903-823-3364
Ashby, Jamie
Math STEM 903-823-3319
Bailey, Laronda
English / Journalism Liberal & Performing Arts 903-823-3368
Bennett, Tony
Auto Body Workforce Education 903-823-3247
Bougie, Marc-Andre
Music Liberal & Performing Arts 903-823-3229
Boyles, Dr. Dixon
Chief Instructional Officer / Dean of Business & Social Sciences Business & Social Sciences 903-823-3192
Bunting, Dr. Alyce
Psychology / Sociology Business & Social Sciences 903-823-3222
Burns, Kevin
Welding Workforce Education 903-823-3251
Carpenter, Stephanie
Math STEM 903-823-3318
Carver, Lisa
Vocational Nursing Health Sciences 903-823-3409
Cheney, Shanna
Speech / Drama Liberal & Performing Arts 903-823-3363
Cochran, Tammy
Pharmacy Tech Health Sciences 903-823-3123
Collier, Denise
Cosmetology Workforce Education 903-823-3102
Colquitt, Letha
Associate Degree Nursing/Coordinator Health Sciences 903-823-3202
Cooper, Michael
Drama Liberal & Performing Arts 903-823-3361
Crane, Kenneth
Biology / Math STEM 903-823-3292
Crosby, Nathaniel
History/Government Business & Social Sciences 903-823-3245
Davis, Monica
Math STEM 903-823-3313
Dean, Whitney
Associate Degree Nursing Health Sciences 903-823-3403
Dowdy, Delbert
Physics STEM 903-823-3317
Dozier, Dr. Ronda
Cosmetology Workforce Education 903-823-3088
Duke, Shannon
Associate Degree Nursing Health Sciences 903-823-3206
Edgar, Gena
Dual Credit Cosmetology Workforce Education 903-823-3239
Forgy, Michelle
Associate Degree Nursing Health Sciences 903-823-3303
Fowler, Kirby
Distance Learning STEM 903-823-3392
Grisham, Karin
Chemistry STEM 903-823-3293
Hartman, Tony
Math STEM 903-823-3314
Henderson, Julie
Associate Degree Nursing Health Sciences 903-823-3201
Holt, Thomas
Industrial Maintenance Workforce Education 903-823-3086
Howard, Cat
Dean of STEM STEM 903-823-3285
Howard, Rob
History/Government Business & Social Sciences 903-823-3387
Johnson, Denise
Biology STEM 903-823-3291
Jones, Catherine Renee
Associate Degree Nursing Health Sciences 903-823-3195
Jones, Blaine
EMS Education Director Health Sciences 903-573-6118
Kinsey, Dianna
Computer Technology Information Systems Business & Social Sciences 903-823-3346
Laird, Robert
Biology STEM 903-823-3297
Lamm, Tara
Associate Degree Nursing Health Sciences
Langford, Michael Curt
Business/Accounting Business & Social Sciences 903-823-3263
Lipps, Matthew
HVAC Workforce Education 903-823-3233
Lipscomb, David
Diesel Tech @ TexAmericas Workforce Education 903-823-3389
Lynn, Sheila
Culinary Arts Workforce Education 903-823-3061
Mackey, Tonja
Dean of Library, TRIO & SSS Instructional Support 903-823-3028
McDaniel, Dr. Donna
Vice President of Instruction 903-823-3220
McDonald, Dr. Theresa
Computer Technology Business & Social Sciences 903-823-3348
Melde, Angela
Art Liberal & Performing Arts 903-823-3277
Metcalf, Serena
Math Lab STEM 903-823-3376
Mitchell, Alonza
English Liberal & Performing Arts 903-823-3366
Morse, Kellie
Associate Degree Nursing Health Sciences 903-823-3082
Park, Katelyn
Associate Degree Nursing Health Sciences 903-823-3121
Penny, Kimberly
Associate Degree Nursing Health Sciences 903-823-3205
Pounds, Melissa
Associate Degree Nursing Health Sciences 903-823-3373
Quinnelly, Lisa
Vocational Nursing Health Sciences 903-823-3410
Randles, Kimberly
Vocational Nursing Health Sciences 903-823-3203
Reaves-Dean, Shuntane
Vocational Nursing Health Sciences 903-823-3305
Richard, Taylor
Cosmetology Workforce Education 903-823-3217
Rider, Cyndy
EMT Paramedic Health Sciences 903-823-3411
Ritter-Maggio, Amanda
English Liberal & Performing Arts 903-823-3227
Rivas, Samuel
Business/Economics Business & Social Sciences 903-823-3380
Robinson, Holley
Biology STEM 903-823-3290
Rowe, Beverly
Government Business & Social Sciences 903-823-3378
Saffel, Doug
Government Business & Social Sciences 903-823-3228
Sheets, Herman Michael
Chemistry STEM 903-823-3359
Shirley, Valerie
English Liberal & Performing Arts 903-823-3279
Shoalmire, Courtney
Dean of Health Sciences Health Sciences 903-823-3142
Smith, Cynthia
Associate Degree Nursing Health Sciences 903-823-3307
Smith, Dr. Candy
Government Business & Social Sciences 903-823-3219
Smith, Dr. Michelle
Psychology Business & Social Sciences 903-823-3264
Smith, Karah
Associate Degree Nursing Health Sciences 903-823-3306
Smith, Kenneth
Computer Technology Business & Social Sciences 903-823-3341
Smith, Monica
Chemistry STEM 903-823-3433
Storey, Mark
Biology STEM 903-823-3298
Strickland, Dana
Child Development Business & Social Sciences 903-823-3224
Stuart, John
History/Government Business & Social Sciences 903-823-3226
Thomas, Anthony
Diesel Tech @ TexAmericas Workforce Education 903-823-3208
Tyl, Karen
Vocational Nursing Health Sciences 903-823-3301
Waloshin, Cheryl
Vocational Nursing Health Sciences 903-823-3124
Welch, Krystle
Associate Degree Nursing Health Sciences 903-823-3408
West, Lindsey
Associate Degree Nursing Health Sciences 903-823-3304
Yates, Jill
Welding @ TexAmericas Workforce Education 903-823-3289
Young, Dr. Mary Ellen
Dean of Liberal & Performing Arts Liberal & Performing Arts 903-823-3369