About English

The Houston Community College English Program offers a diverse range of courses, including Composition I and II, dedicated to teaching college level writing, Literature courses on all genres and periods, Creative Writing courses that explore multiple genres, and Technical Writing courses that explore writing in technological and business fields.  Composition courses teach the analysis of college level texts, an introduction to rhetoric, and how to write arguments for various audiences.  While the emphasis is on written communication, students learn about visual, oral, and aural communication--necessary skills in the 21st Century.  Literature courses are shaped in various intriguing and creative ways to introduce students to a love of reading, the study of other cultures and ways of thinking, political, social, and philosophical movements, and ultimately a recognition of Self in this complex world.  Creative Writing courses offer students the opportunity to both analyze and create works of literature, exploring varied genres and modes of expression.  Technical Writing introduces students to various genres in business and incorporates trends in technology.  All English courses teach the Texas State Core Objectives of Critical Thinking, Communication Skills, Teamwork, Personal Responsibility, and Social Responsibility and transfer to other universities.  The English Program offers an AA in English and prepares students for their academic goals and multiple career paths.

Department Leadership

Dean of English and Communications: Dr. Amy Tan ([email protected]), 713-718-7816, Central Campus, SJAC237
Chair: Dr. Alan Ainsworth ([email protected]), 713-718-7591, West Loop 218
    Availability: TBD
Associate Chair: Prof. Syble Davis ([email protected]), 713-718-6660, Eastside Campus, Workforce Building 202
     Availability: Monday, 1:00 - 5:00
                          Tuesday, 9:00 - 3:00
                          Wednesday, 1:00 - 5:00
                          Thursday, 9:00 - 9:30, 2:00 - 3:30
                          Friday, 9:00 - 11:00
Associate Chair: Dr. Eva Foster ([email protected]), 713-718-5592, Pinemont Campus, B114
     Availability: Monday, 3:00 - 6:00
                            Tuesday, 12:30 - 5:00
                            Thursday, 12:30 - 5:00
                            Friday, 11:00 - 5:00
Associate Chair: Dr. Mary Lawson ([email protected]), 713-718-2365,  Katy Campus 306
      Availability: Monday, 8:00 - 9:30, 12:30 - 2:00
                           Tuesday, 8:00 - 12:00
                           Wednesday, 8:00 - 9:30, 12:30 - 2:00
                           Thursday, 8:00 - 12:00
                           Friday, 8:00 - 12:00
Administrative Assistant: Mr. Aaron Henry ([email protected]), 713-718-7597, West Loop, Chair Suite, 2nd Floor
Administrative Assistant: Ms. Rhonda Jacobs ([email protected]), 713-718-5587, Stafford Learning Hub 305 

Division of English and Communications administrative support: Central Campus SJAC237
Office Manager: Ms. Annick Boutros ([email protected]), 713-718-7816
Administrative Assistant: Ms. Bibiana Chan ([email protected]), 713 718-7956

Due to many demands, including teaching, observations, and meetings, we might be at other locations.  It's always best to email to set up an appointment.