Kent is responsible for the first-year English courses. He holds a Ph.D. in English as a Second Language and Multicultural Education from Texas A&M University as well as a master’s degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Columbia University and another in Teaching from Rice University.
With more than 18 years of teaching English to non-native English speakers, he has most recently worked as the Listening-Speaking Coordinator at The University of Texas at Arlington English Language Institute and as a Lecturer at the English Language Institute at Texas A&M University.
As part of his philosophy of teaching, Kent believes that one of the most important goals of education is to prepare individuals who have the skills necessary for leading productive lives and who can think for themselves and thereby contribute to society.
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