Dr. Alanna Frost

Department Chair of English


1310 Ben Graves Drive
Morton Hall
Room 278H
Huntsville, AL 35899
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Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., Rhetoric and Composition, University of Louisville, 2008
  • M.A., English Literature, University of Alabama in Huntsville, 2000
  • B.Ed., English and Geography, University of Victoria, 1994


  • Literacy Studies
  • Cultural Rhetorics
  • Composition Theory and Pedagogy

Recent Publications

  • Translingual Dispositions: Globalized Approaches to the Teaching of English. Co-edited with Julia Kiernan and Suzanne Blum Malley. WAC Clearinghouse, 2020.

  • "Translingual Pedagogical Practice." Co-edited with Julia Kiernan and Suzanne Blum Malley. UP Colorado. 2020

  • "Polymorphic Frames of Pre-tenure WPAs: Seven Accounts of Hybridity and Pronoia." Co-authored with Derek Mueller, Kate Pantelides, Laura Davie, Matt Dowell, Mike Garcia, and Rik Hunter. Kairos Fall 2016.

  • "Like Coming in From the Cold: Sponsors, Identities, and Technological Professional Development." Co-authored with Rik Hunter, Moe Folk, and Les Loncharich. Computers and Composition Online. Spring 2015.

  • "Multilingual Literacy Landscapes" co-authored with Suzanne Blum Malley. In Stories that Speak to Us. Editors H.L. Ulman, S.L. DeWitt, and C.L. Selfe. Computers and Composition Digital Press/Utah State UP, 2013.

  • "Operationalizing Biesta: Bringing Unique Beings Into Existence in Standardized Spaces," co-authored with Philip Kovacs. Critical Education. 3.8 (2012): 1-15.

  • "Critical Inquiry and Writing Centers: A Methodology of Assessment," co-authored with Diana Bell. The Learning Assistance Review. 17.1 (2012): 15-26.

  • "Literacy Stewardship: Dakelh Women Composing Culture." College Composition and Communication. 63.1 (2011): 54-74