COLLEGE CLASSICS FACULTY
Tori Baca has been tap dancing for over 51 years, performing as well as teaching. She thought it would be fun to share her expertise to create a fun and interesting workout.
John Deats has served as the Director of the Fasken Learning Resource Center for many years. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Houston and a Master of Library Science degree from the University of North Texas. He is a lifelong student of film and likes to help students explore connections between media of many formats, including print, audiovisual, and electronic media for authoritative resources. This is Deats’ 10th year as a College Classics instructor.
Terry Gilmour is professor of government at Midland College. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from West Texas A&M and her Ph.D. in Political Science from Texas Tech University.
Nancy Hart worked full-time for many years at Midland College and now teaches as an adjunct. She uses this course to justify the hours she spends on the Internet. When she is not online, she lap swims, needlepoints, does puzzles and cares for a crew of canine teaching assistants.
Dr. David P. Hopkins, Jr., received his B.A. in history from Michigan State University, M.A. in history from Wayne State University and his Ph.D. in history from Wayne State University. He has taught at Midland College since July of 2015. Before teaching at MC, he was a GTA at Wayne State University in Detroit and he has been an adjunct at both the university and community college level since 2007.
Paula Marshall-Gray grew up in the oil fields of West Texas mainly in Odessa and Kermit. She has been at Midland College since 2007 where she teaches U.S. History, Cultural Anthropology, Archaeology, and Physical Anthropology. Before coming to MC, Paula taught Cultural Anthropology, Understanding Multicultural American, Native American Culture and History, and Doing Ethnography at Texas Tech University for 12 years. She received her PhD from Texas Tech in History. She wrote about oilfield worker culture for her dissertation. Her MA is also from Texas Tech in Anthropology. She interned for the National Park Service at Fort Davis, Texas and wrote about the many cultures that lived in Fort Davis with a specialization in the Apaches of Trans-Pecos Texas.
Richard McKee is the Chief of Police at the Midland College Police Department and has held that position since 2012. He has a total of 24 years of experience in all areas of law enforcement. Chief McKee holds a Master’s degree from the University of Texas Permian Basin as well as a Master Peace Officer certification from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. Chief McKee is an adjunct professor in Criminal Justice and he also oversees Emergency Management for Midland College.
Mona Milam has taught various forms of dance exercise for 40 years but clogging is a new passion. Mona also teaches courses at COM Aquatics Inc.
Lynda Webb has a master’s in English/Creative Writing from the University of Texas at El Paso. She has written and published many short stories and essays. Words are her passion, but she has to make a living by teaching administrating reading and writing education at Midland College.
Allison Williford is an adjunct professor and has been an educator in Midland, Texas for ten years. She received her B.A. in history in 2002 and her M.A. in history in 2014.