Employee Directory


James Tabor

James Tabor has been teaching at the college level full-time for thirteen years, twelve of which have been at College of the Mainland. After receiving his Associate’s degree in Business Administration from Alvin Community College, Mr. Tabor transferred to the University of Houston-Clear Lake, where he realized his true interests were in the Humanities and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Literature. He continued his studies by earning a Master’s in English from Stephen F. Austin State University. With an initial interest in technical writing, Mr. Tabor instead found himself working in education when he was hired by Houston Community College. His experience teaching at HCC, especially in dual-credit, prepared him for his faculty position at COM. 

When he’s not teaching, Mr. Tabor enjoys reading, traveling, movies, and (being a music enthusiast) attending concerts . . . lots of concerts.


M.A., English, Stephen F. Austin State University

B.A., Literature, University of Houston-Clear Lake

A.S., Business Administration, Alvin Community College

COM Courses

  • English 1301: Composition I
  • English 1302: Composition II
  • English 2311: Technical Writing
  • English 2322: British Literature I
  • English: 2333: World Literature II

Teaching Experience

College of the Mainland, 2005-Present

Houston Community College, 2004-2005