Faculty and Staff
Department Head, Chemistry, Physics & Engineering
Office: Wharton campus - Science 227B
Dr. Willis received her B.A. in Chemistry from University of Maryland Baltimore County and her PH.D. in Chemistry from Louisiana State University. She has 8 years of college level teaching experience. She has worked as a Patent Examiner for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Virginia and was a chemistry lab supervisor for the Public Health Lab in Washington, D.C. She teaches Introductory (1405) and General Chemistry (1411, 1412) at the Wharton and Bay City campuses
Mr. Avantsa studied chemical engineering at Texas Tech University and business at Rice University. Mr. Avantsa joined the WCJC engineering faculty as a part-time instructor in August 2013.
Dr. Acevedo joined the full-time WCJC chemistry faculty in August 2011 after completing his Ph.D. in applied physics at Rice University. He is also a graduate of the University of Houston, earning a B.S. in chemistry. Dr. Acevedo has taught both chemistry and physics courses at WCJC.