Frank James, Ph.D.
Dr. Frank James was named Vice President for Academic Affairs in January 2007. In his nearly 30-year-career at PSC, Dr. James has served in various capacities, including Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs (October 2006-January 2007); Chairman of Mathematics and Computer Science (1988-2006); and Director of Computer Information Services, Professor of Mathematics (1999-Present).
Vice President for Academic Affairs
He is now responsible for the day-to-day operations of the college's Academic Affairs Division, a team of professors and professionals who offer curricula that lead to more than 15 degree programs in six academic areas: Academic Succes Program, Academic Advising, the Donald W. Reynolds Library & Technology Center, Institutional Research and Assessment, as well as accreditation, sponsored programs and grants.
Dr. James earned his B.A. in mathematics from Philander Smith College in 1961. He holds a master's degree in mathematics from the University of Arkansas, and a Ph.D. in mathematics from New York University. He joined the Philander Smith faculty in 1999 after serving as director of graduate studies and professor of mathematics at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (1985-1999). His other professional experiences include having served as a lecturer at Queens College in Flushing, New York (1970-1971) and assistant professor of mathematics at Grambling University (1965-1970).