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James Frost

Dr. James Frost

Dr. James Frost
Associate Director
Director QEP



James Frost is an Associate Professor in the Department of English with specializations Composition, Technical Communication, and Business Communication. He is currently serving as the Director of the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) for the University.

Prior to his arrival at the University of Texas Brownsville, he was the Director of the Programs in Professional Writing at the University of Illinois Urban Champaign. He has also served in administrative and teaching positions at the University of Minnesota, Boise State University, Texas A&M University (where he received his Ph.D. in English), and the University of Texas Pan American (where he received his Masters in English). In addition to his academic background, he founded Black Canyon Communications, a publishing company in Idaho, which received the 2002 Idaho Book of the Year Award from the Idaho Library Association. His research interests include Environmental Rhetoric, the Rhetoric of Entrepreneurship, and Writing Program Administration.


Ph.D. from Texas A&M University
MA from The University of Texas Pan American
BA from Governors State University

CV/VITAE: Frost Vitae

Classes Taught:

ENGL 1301
ENGL 3322

Joined UTB:


Area of Specialty and Responsibility:

Rhetoric and Composition
Business Communication
Technical Communication

Previous Experience:

Director of Programs in Professional Writing, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
President, Black Canyon Communications
Assistant Professor, Boise State University
Director, Joint Degree Program in Technical Communication, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Assistant Director, Writing Programs, Texas A&M University

Office Hours - spring 2012

Monday & Wednesday
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Office: MRCS 207
Phone: (956) 882-8864
Fax: (956) 882-8239

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