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James V. Vrhovac

Professor of English

After a brief rest in the Army, I graduated with an A.A. from Valencia in 2000. I spent the next several years wandering and trying to find a career instead of a job. In 2009, I went back to finish school and graduated with a degree in English-Technical Communications.
This wayward path helped me find my true passion: teaching writing. While teaching writing may sound as exciting as watching plants grow, it is a subject and opportunity to engage with students in a brand new way every day.

My tenure (and now tenure-track!) at Valencia has opened a world of understanding and collaboration. From working with students from rich and diverse backgrounds to engaging in community work through the Peace and Justice Institute, I have learned to value that everyone has something to bring to the table and deserves a place there.

I am also the advisor to the Student Veterans of America West Campus Chapter and IDEAS for Valencia.

Member of the Education for Sustainability Leadership team, which is focused on developing curricula and initiatives to help today's society thrive without infringing on the ability of those who come after to thrive as well.

Phone: 407-582-5811


Office: West Campus

Location: 5-260

M/W 9-10AM; T/R 7:30-8:30am; 11:30AM-1:00PM
Virtual M-F 8-9:30PM

Catching me right before or after class is a really good time, too.