About the Program
The Lone Star College-University Park English Department offers courses that
provide students with a strong foundation in academic writing, critical thinking and
awareness of themselves and the world. Students will benefit threefold:
academically, professionally and personally.
Credit English classes include English 1301 and English 1302, which focus on a
study of composition and rhetorical techniques along with research processes.
Upper-level courses on British, American, and World Literature survey major authors
and their writings from various time periods. In addition, upper-level courses like
Technical Writing, Creative Writing and Forms of Literature are offered. Classes
are offered during the day, evenings and on weekends, with in-person, online and
hybrid class options available.
The Department of English at LSC-University Park offers courses that are included in
the following programs:
High school students are able to receive college credit by taking Dual Credit English
classes while attending local area high schools in participating school districts.
The Honors College courses in English provide students the opportunity to conduct
cross-disciplinary projects utilizing a wide variety of analytical forms, including
rhetorical and literary analysis, as well as creative writing. LoneStar.edu/Honors-UP
International Studies Program are designated courses that serve as opportunities to
graduate with an “International Studies” (IS) designation. IS Courses are designed to
provide cultural awareness and a more globalized perspective.
Dean of Arts & Humanities
281.401.5313 • Office: B13.818B • [email protected]
Department Chair & Faculty
281.290.3759 • Office: B13.820 • [email protected]
Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (Houston Baptist University),
Master of Education (University of St. Thomas), Doctor of Education in Educational
Administration (Baylor University)
Amy Young 281.290.2939 • [email protected]
Bachelor of Arts in English (University of Maryland), Master of Arts in Humanities
(California State University – Dominguez Hills)
Chelsea Davis-Bibb 832.519.2884 • [email protected]
Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications and Master of Education (Sam Houston
State University), Master of Arts in English (Southern New Hampshire University),
Doctorate of Education (Sam Houston State University)
Gregory Oaks 281.290.3740 • [email protected]
Bachelor of Arts in English (University of Texas - San Antonio), Master of Arts in
Creative Writing, (Texas State University), Doctor of Fine Arts in English
(University of Houston)
Kristen Khalaf 281.290.2749 • [email protected]
Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism (University of Houston), Master of Arts in
Liberal Arts in English (University of St. Thomas)
Kristie Boston 281.290.2810 • [email protected]
Bachelor of Science in Dance (Texas State University), Master of Arts in English
(University of Texas–Arlington)
Rhonda Jackson-Joseph 281.290.5034 • [email protected]
Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies (University of Houston-Downtown),
Master of Fine Arts in Writing Popular Fiction (Seton Hill University)
Roger Rodriguez 281.290.1891 • [email protected]
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and English, Master of Arts in Sociology and English
(Texas A&M International University)
Yolanda Bridges 832.519.2887 • [email protected]
Bachelor of Science in Professional Technical Writing (University of Houston-Downtown),
Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (Antioch University)
Student Organizations and Programs
The ReadUP! initiative is a campus read program centered around a
single book that strives to challenge students, staff, and faculty to think
critically and engage in thoughtful discussion throughout the academic
year. ReadUP! is designed to encourage all members of the campus
community to participate in an interdisciplinary campus-wide collaboration
that develops the relationship between academic learning and campus and
community involvement. LoneStar.edu/ReadUP
Uproar, LSC-University Park’s student literary/arts journal, is published every
spring. Any LSC-University Park student enrolled in a credit course may
submit pieces or join the staff. Each year, there is an Uproar Contest for
artwork, poetry and prose. [email protected]
The Mighty Pen
Through writing workshops, analysis of written works and special events,
The Mighty Pen student organization explores the many applications of
writing both in an academic setting and within creative work.
Having strong writing skills is important for academic and professional success.
With this goal in mind, the Writing Lab, located in the Student Learning Resource
Center (SLRC), provides free academic coaching and additional services to help
students strengthen their writing skills. Students enrolled in a course that requires
writing can receive individualized help at the Writing Lab. Our professional,
experienced writing coaches also provide help with résumés, scholarship and
transfer applications, and even writing emails.
Good Study Habits
Review your syllabus daily, understand your course calendar, use a planner for
assignments, make sure you have the materials and textbooks needed for the
course, ask questions and communicate with your instructor. Always check your
my.LoneStar.edu email for updates on your student records. If you have further
concerns about your classroom experience, let us know how we can assist you
on your journey.
2021-2022 English Events
POP-UP Academic Conference on Popular Culture
Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021 » 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 29, 2021 » 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The POP-UP Conference is a multidisciplinary gathering of academics and scholarly research
on various aspects of global popular culture and the larger conversations surrounding these
aspects. Email your submissions or questions to [email protected]
Visit LoneStar.edu/POP-UP for more information.
ReadUP! Virtual Author Visit
Tuesday, Feb 15, 2022 | 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
The 1963 Children’s March. The 2016 Dakota Access Pipeline protests.
March for Our Lives, and School Strike for Climate. What do all these
social justice movements have in common? They were led by passionate, informed, engaged
young people. Join Jamie Margolin, climate justice activist and author of Youth to Power in
a lecture and Q&A session on effective, healthy, intersectional activism. Young people have
a lot to say, and Youth to Power will give you the tools to raise your voice.
Please visit LoneStar.edu/UPEnglish for updates.
Author Mona Hanna-Attisha signing her book,What the Eyes Don’t See, for ReadUP! participants.