Associate Professor of Philosophy
My name is Tyler Young (I prefer Mr. Young). My undergraduate degree is from West Texas A&M in political science and social sciences. I have a Master of Arts in Political Science from Texas State University and a Master of Public Policy from University of Texas at Dallas. My academic focus is in Political Philosophy. I have had the honor of being the statewide chair in government for Texas Community College Teachers Association and have presented a paper at Western Political Science Association.
I am married to my lovely wife Michelle and we have a nine-year old son Conner and four-year old twins Valerie and Pierce. I would be remiss to not include my corgi, Russell. Yes, not long ago, I sat where you are now. Please trust that I can understand your hopes, your fears, and the obstacles you face on your journey to obtain a higher education. Good communication is the key to success in any learning environment. Remember that I am here to assist. If you have a problem, question, or concern please feel free to contact me by phone or e-mail.
Sarah Spikeston graduated from Western Kentucky University with a B.A in Political Science and Master of Public Adminstration in 2011. She continued her graduate studies at Minnesota State University Mankato for graduate work in Communications in 2012 and Texas State University for a Certificate in Professional Ethics/Philosophy in 2014. She began as an online instructor in 2010 as a graduate assistant at WKU. and is the 2011 National Forensics Association national champion and top speaker in Lincoln-Douglas Debate. She has since served as the Assistant Director of Forensics at Wiley College (where she helped their historic team earn their first national championship), a full time professor of Government and Philosophy at NTCC from 2014-2018, and a Speech instructor at North Central Texas College (2018-Present). She currently serves as an associate faculty member of the government and philosophy departments at NTCC. In her spare time, she runs the 501c3 nonprofit CoPilot Animal Rescue and spends time on her farm with her husband and daughter.