Meet the Dean of Fine Arts and Communications at Midland College


William Feeler has lived in the Midland/Odessa area since birth (age 73), excluding his college years from 1969 to 1978. He is a longtime employee of MC having served the college for 31.5 years. He holds an Associate of Arts degree from Odessa College, a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of North Texas, a Master of Arts in English from the University of Texas at Austin and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Feeler is a published poet and has taught academic English for 47 years. He is a longtime softball coach and player and coached basketball for 15 years. In 2001, he underwent a double hip arthroplasty, but that did not prevent him from practicing the sport. He is currently an avid racquetball player.

Feeler and his wife Lori have been married for 36 years. They have a daughter who is a chief nurse at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa and two sons – the eldest is a nurse practitioner in Austin and the youngest has followed in his father’s footsteps and teaches English at Texas State University and writing fiction. He has two granddaughters, two grandsons and one of each on the way in April.

How did you get involved in education?

I’ve always been in love with literature, but before my senior year of undergrad, I majored in math, pre-law, political science, and journalism before deciding to teach English during my junior high. last semester.

What is your favorite thing about Midland College?

I value the freedom and shared passion for teaching at community colleges. I have great colleagues and supervisors.


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