J-Ramsey Sutter

J-Ramsey Sutter

  • Southwest College
  • Government
  • The Learning Hub, Stafford, Texas Office 303/FWS 3.13
  • 713.718.5561
  • [email protected]

Jaye Ramsey Sutter, MA, JD has been teaching political science, Texas state, and United States Federal Government since 1985 as an undergraduate at Baylor University.  Jaye holds a Bachelor's of Arts in foreign service from Baylor University with a special focus on United States-Russian relations.  She was educated in the Soviet Union in 1983.  She holds a Master's of Arts in political science from Baylor University.  Her Master's thesis is Arrogance of Intervention: The United States Invasion of the Soviet Union, 1918-1920. Jaye worked for Texas Attorney General Jim Mattox in 1988 as his legislative analyst and in the Texas Legislature with State Representative Betty Denton of Waco.  She also worked on Mattox's 1990 gubernatorial campaign.  She began teaching in 1989 at Austin Community College.  Jaye then secured a Texas secondary teaching certificate in government at Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos.  She moved  to Borger, Texas to teach U.S History and Texas Government at Frank Phillips Junior College. She took graduate history courses at West Texas State University. Jaye and her husband, John Ben Sutter, MA, JD,  moved to Houston when John Ben was admitted to South Texas College of Law. Jaye began teaching government at Houston Community College in 1992. Jaye soon followed and earned her Doctorate of Jurisprudence in 2004.  Jaye taught full time while attending law school part time.  She clerked for People for the American Way and Houston Volunteer Lawyers.  Upon graduation, she worked at John O'Quinn's law firm while teaching full time for Houston Community College.  Jaye has taught pre-law classes at the University of Houston in 2011-2016 in judicial behavior, women in the law, criminal justice, Supreme Court cases, political theory and the law, and the history of American jurisprudence. Jaye is a noted political commentator, television panelist, and public lecturer.  Since 2016 she has been active in public political education and awareness and feminist issues in local grassroots political and social organizations.  She has lectured and written on the John F. Kennedy assassination and Lee Harvey Oswald's Russian correspondence.   Jaye and her husband divide their time between two homes, one in Sugar Land, Texas and a seventy year old farm house in Rayville, Louisiana were she raises 114 acres of hard wood trees. 

Present Company
W. S. Merwin
Now we come to the famous classroom
where every year a fortunate few
in the days of their youth study
autumn forgetting the numbers beforehand
as they have been doing
since the words were all in Latin no cameras
allowed in here notice the slight breeze
from the windows here among the trees
and the fragrance at the end of spring
notice the leaves outside the window frames
the new grass in the light of morning
notice the charts of colors on the walls
set in order and the moons in the calendars
the constellations and the dark dials
the portraits of flowers still as the tables
here they study what is too far away
ever to grasp and too near to recognize
notice the leaves changing as we watch
then it will be over and it will be autumn
and most of them will be forgotten
notice the bell in place outside the door
and the dog lying at the foot of the stairs
waiting for a time that she remembers