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FRC Resources

About the FRC


The mission of the Faculty Resource Center is to provide resources to inspire, sustain, and enrich the professional growth of all faculty.

There are three locations for faculty to access the Faculty Resource Center:

  • Faculty Resource Center | ​​The physical space for the FRC is located on the second floor of Building F in Room 203 of the LSC-Montgomery campus. Faculty can visit for workshops, participate in open labs, discuss books on professional development topics, converse with faculty in roundtable discussions, participate in panels, and take part in other fellowship opportunities.

  • FRC Website The FRC Website offers information about hours of operation, contact information, and a calendar of events.

  • Online FRC Resource Guide | The Resource Guide supports faculty teaching and learning by helping to supplement face-to-face and online resources. The Guide also includes a searchable repository of resources that supports professional development; provides descriptions and registration links to real-time webinars and on-demand trainings; includes videos created by and for faculty professional development.

FRC Faculty Fellow

FRC Faculty Fellow for Professional Development

Dr. Lori Hughes | Professor of English | 936.273.7005 

Ph.D. Technical Communication & Rhetoric, Texas Tech University. (2009)
Masters of Arts in English, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. (2000)
Bachelor of Arts, Sam Houston State University. (1997)

Dr. Lori Hughes is a full-time professor of English and Faculty Fellow for Professional Development at LSC-Montgomery. She has been with LSC-Montgomery since 2004, and teaches courses in Composition and Rhetoric (ENGL 1301, 1302) and Technical Communication (ENGL 2311). She has also taught developmental reading and writing (ENGL 0309) for Montgomery. Since 2007, she has taught at least one online course every semester. She completed the Quality Matters Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQR) course in Fall of 2019. She is a graduate of the 2011 Leadership Academy Cohort, and has been a member of the Academy Steering Committee and Coach for the program as well. She was Assistant Director of the LSC-M Writing Center, The Write Place, for two years, and served several years as Lead Faculty for the English Department.

BASS Faculty Fellow for Professional Development

Dana Morales | Professor of Government | 936.273.7391

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science-Texas State University, 1988
Master of Arts, Political Science-Texas State University, 1990
Doctoral program (ABD), Political Science, University of Houston, 1995

Dana Morales has been a full-time professor of Government at LSC-Montgomery since 1999, and currently serves as the BASS division representative for the Faculty Resource Center. She teaches American Government (GOVT 2305) and Texas Government (GOVT 2306). In addition to her teaching duties, Dana has served as Honors Director, Faculty Senate President, Government/Geography Department Chair, and Interim Dean of the BASS Division. Dana has also served on numerous college and system-level committees and has been involved in online learning and instruction for over 20 years.

BELS Faculty Fellow for Professional Development

Naomi Fernandez | Professor of English| 936-271-6151

Georgia State University - B.A., English Literature, 1992
Sam Houston State University - M. Ed. 2014. 
Sam Houston State University - Dual Credit Certification, 2018

Naomi Fernandez is a full-time professor of English and Division Faculty Fellow for BELS at LSC-Montgomery. Naomi started out as an adjunct professor at LSC-Montgomery in fall, 2014 and became a full-time faculty member in fall, 2019. She teaches Developmental English and English Composition and Rhetoric (ENGL 1301, 1302). She has been a member of the One Book One Campus committee, TAP program, and Safe Zone ally. She has also participated in several student and faculty organizations and activities at LSC-M. 

NASH Faculty Fellow for Professional Development

Julie Harless, Ph.D.| Professor of Biology | 936-273-7029

Ph.D. Biomedical Sciences, Univ. of Texas GSBS Houston
M.S. Biomedical Sciences, Univ. of Texas GSBS Houston
B.S. Microbiology, Texas Tech University

Dr. Julie Harless has been a professor in the Biology and Biotechnology Departments at LSC-Montgomery since 1999. Her research background in studies of DNA repair, immunology, molecular evolution, and molecular biology of cancer genetics gives perspective to her classes in General Biology, Microbiology, and various Biotechnology courses. She discovered her love of teaching on her first day as an assistant professor at Long Island University. She is particularly interested in course design, having modified, or created courses in biochemistry, microbiology, cell biology, anatomy and physiology, and introductory biology courses. The research on teaching and learning, especially best practices in instruction are another focus of interest.

TEAM Faculty Fellow for Professional Development

Joseph Ferguson | Professor of Education| 936-271-6232

Master of Education, Sam Houston State University.
Bachelor of Science, Texas A&M University.
Associate of Arts, Lone Star College System.

Joseph is a full-time Professor of Education and Division Faculty Fellow for the TEAM Division at LSC-Montgomery. He has been with LSC-Montgomery since the fall of 2014 and teaches Introduction to the Teaching Profession (EDUC 1301) and Learning Framework: 1st Year Experience (EDUC 1300). He has also taught Introduction to Special Populations (EDUC 2301). He serves as a member of the LSC-Montgomery International Education committee and is a member of the Honors College Faculty. Joseph is a veteran of the United States Army and a retired member of the Texas State Guard.