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Erin A. Frost

Erin A. Frost
Assistant Professor

Office: Bate 2139
Phone: 252.328.5561

Erin A. Frost
joined the ECU faculty in the fall of 2013 after receiving her Ph.D. in English Studies (Technical Communication) from Illinois State University. Her dissertation, "Theorizing an Apparent Feminism in Technical Communication," won the 2015 Conference on College Composition and Communication Outstanding Dissertation Award in Technical Communication. Frost has an employment history as an investigative journalist, and she uses that experience to inform her teaching of undergraduate and graduate courses in professional and technical communication. She is also co-author of a new textbook, Writing in Professional Contexts, for business writing students. Her scholarly interests center on issues of gender and feminism in technical communication, most often as they manifest in healthcare policy and risk communication. Her work has appeared in Computers and Composition, Technical Communication Quarterly, Programmatic Perspectives, and Peitho.

B.A., Composition, Truman State University
B.A., Journalism, Truman State University
M.A., Professional Writing and Rhetorics, Illinois State University
Ph.D., English Studies, Illinois State University

Primary Areas of Research/Teaching
Technical Communication and Feminisms
Healthcare Policy and Risk Communication
Women's and Gender Studies
Teaching with Technology

Courses Taught

ENGL 7790: Public Interest Writing
ENGL 7765: Risk Communication
ENGL 7701: Research Methods in Technical and Professional Communication
ENGL 3880: Writing for Business and Industry
ENGL 3820: Scientific Writing

Selected Publications and Presentations

Frost, Erin, Getto, Guiseppe, & Pennell Therese. (2014). "Analyzing Successful Professionalization Practices in Technical and Professional Communication." Grant awarded through the Council for Programs in Scientific and Technical Communication.

Cox, Matt B., Frost, Erin A., & Eble, Michelle F. (2014). Writing in Professional Contexts. Southlake, TX: Fountainhead Press.

Frost, Erin A. (2014).  An Apparent Feminist Approach to Transnational Technical Rhetorics: The Ongoing Work of Nujood Ali.  Peitho, 16(2), 183-199.

Frost, Erin A. (2014). "Apparent Feminist Pedagogies: Interrogating Technical Rhetorics at Illinois State University." Programmatic Perspectives, 6(1), 110-131.

Frost, Erin A. (2013). "Transcultural Risk Communication on Dauphin Island: An Analysis of Ironically Located Responses to the Deepwater Horizon Disaster." Technical Communication Quarterly, 22(1).

Frost, Erin A. (2011). "Why Teachers Must Learn: Student Innovation as a Driving Factor in the Future of the Web." Computers and Composition, 28(4). 

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