By Lauren Maddox, LSC-Montgomery College Relations
Lone Star College-Montgomery is pleased to start the fall 2010 semester with the addition of four new full-time faculty members.
“As our student base grows, we’re fortunate to have top-quality faculty members join our team full-time to serve the needs of our students,” said Dr. Austin A. Lane, president of LSC-Montgomery. “We welcome them to campus and are very proud to have them among our other well-rounded, devoted instructors.”
“I want all of my students to be successful in math and gain not only competence in the material, but also confidence in themselves,” said Dinwiddie. “Regardless of past experiences, I expect that any student who makes it to college has enough ability with which I can work to get them through their math class successfully.”
Dinwiddie holds a master’s degree in mathematics from the University of New Orleans and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and biology from Cabrini College in Radnor, Pa.
“I hope my students will make the connection between the classroom and the outside world, incorporating the principles of economics into their everyday lives,” said Granack.
Granack received a master’s degree in economics from North Carolina State University and a double bachelor’s degree in economics and psychology from Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C.
“I hope in bringing my nursing experience to the classroom that I will enhance student learning with real-life case scenarios,” said Lacoste. “I also hope to expand my students’ knowledge, perceptions, and skills in the care of the geriatric population, as in my opinion, this client group is rapidly growing and will be a primary focus of health care as the country moves toward reform.”
Lacoste recently completed her master’s degree in nursing education from Excelsior College in Albany, N.Y. She joins LSC-Montgomery after teaching as a continuing education health occupations faculty member at Lone Star College-Kingwood.
“My hope is that students will reach their goals, but once at that point, push beyond to higher expectations or new goals,” said Trackey. “I hope to create an environment where students don’t simply take information second- or third-hand, but experience it first-hand whenever possible.”
Trackey received his master’s degree in psychology/neuroscience from the University of Hartford in West Hartford, Conn., and his bachelor’s degree in psychology from SUNY Plattsburgh in Plattsburgh, N.Y. He has served as an adjunct professor at LSC-Montgomery since 2005.