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Erin Frost

Erin Frost
Assistant Professor

Office: Bate 2139
Phone: 252.328.5561

Erin Frost joined the ECU faculty in the fall of 2013 after receiving her Ph.D. in English Studies (Technical Communication) from Illinois State University. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in professional and technical communication, and has a research history in teaching with technology. 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 and Technical Communication Quarterly.

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 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

"Apparent Feminist Pedagogies: Interrogating Technical Rhetorics at Illinois State University." Forthcoming in Programmatic Perspectives 6.1. Spring 2014.

"Seeing and Knowing the Womb: Examining Rhetorics of Fetal Ultrasound toward a Decolonization of Women's Bodies." Forthcoming in JAC. (Co-authored with Angela M. Haas).

"Review of Toward a Technofeminist Ethic of Care." Sweetland Digital Rhetoric Collaborative. August 2013.

"Transcultural Risk Communication on Dauphin Island: An Analysis of Ironically Located Responses to the Deepwater Horizon Disaster." Technical Communication Quarterly 22.1. January 2013.

"Why Teachers Must Learn: Student Innovation as a Driving Factor in the Future of the Web." Computers and Composition 28.4. December 2011.

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Erin A. Frost