**ASU has moved to a new directory service. As a result of this change, these results are from Spring 22.**
The Department of English faculty is internationally renowned for innovative research and teaching and explores pan-world expression of the English language and its literatures, which span the global yet connect directly to the local. Our active and engaged group of teachers, scholars, and students pursue research in a number of traditional disciplines—such as creative writing, education, film and media studies, linguistics, literature, and rhetoric and composition—and also conduct research and publish work on the cutting edge of interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary fields—from border studies, digital humanities and material culture to literature and science, sustainability, and women’s studies.
Early is a scholar of English education and secondary literacy. She is the director of English education and the Central Arizona Writing Project at ASU.
Hawkes’ academic specialty is the poetry of John Milton. However, his publications span a variety of fields ranging from Darwinism, zombies and torture to, Chomsky, magic, and McCarthyism.
Hope's work lives at the intersection of language and literature: using techniques from linguistics to explore literary texts, and literary texts as evidence for the linguistic history of English.
A dedicated teacher, Horan has published nine books and more than thirty essays on Latin American and U.S. literature at the intersections of letters and biography, gender, digital humanities and literary translation.
Ison is the author of three novels ("The List," "A Child out of Alcatraz," and "Rockaway"), Ball, a short story collection, and a collection of essays, Reeling Through Life: How I Learned to Live, Love, and Die at the Movies.
Recipient of a 2021 Guggenheim fellowship, Jackson won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize in Feature Writing for his article about the killing of Ahmaud Arbery.
Jensen authored “Reimagining Process: Online Writing Archives and The Future of Writing Studies” (Southern Illinois University Press, 2014)
Long's scholarship draws on a wide array of rhetorical methods to test the limits and potential of day-to-day democracy under contemporary conditions
Matsuda is Professor of Applied Linguistics. Her research interests include the use of English as an international language and the pedagogical implications of the global spread of English.
Matsuda's research centers around second language writing, a transdisciplinary field of inquiry that integrate theoretical and methodological insights from both language studies and writing studies.
T. M. McNally is the author of six works of fiction. His most recent book, finalist for the Pen/Faulkner Award for Fiction, is a collection of stories—"The Gateway."
Newhauser has a doctorate in English, with an emphasis on Medieval studies. His areas of research interest include the moral tradition in intellectual history and sensory studies (sensology).
Shirley Rose's research focuses on writing program administration, archival research methods, and writing across the lifespan. She directed ASU Writing Programs in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences from 2009 to 2019.
Sadowski-Smith works in border and migration studies. She has published "The New Immigrant Whiteness: Race, Neoliberalism, and Post-Soviet Migration to the United States," "Border Fictions," and "Globalization on the Line."
Smith teaches a wide selection of courses in areas within applied linguistics. His research focuses on computer-assisted language learning.
Matt Bell’s next novel, Appleseed, is forthcoming from Custom House/William Morrow in 2021. He is the author of seven other books, including the novels Scrapper and In the House upon the Dirt between the Lake and the Woods.
Diaz was born and raised in the Fort Mojave Indian Village in Needles, California. She is Mojave and an enrolled member of the Gila River Indian Tribe. Her first poetry collection was "When My Brother Was an Aztec."
Espinosa is the associate director of the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies and specializes in Shakespeare and early modern literature.
Florini holds a doctorate in communication and culture from Indiana University. Her research focuses on the intersection of emerging media, Black American cultural production, and racial politics.
Fox's current work focuses on the histories of positive emotions and well-being, as well as the role of fictional and cultural narratives in shaping emotion.
Berry's research interests include creative writing, professional and technical writing, editing, and branding/social media. She holds an MPW in Creative Nonfiction and Memoir.
Bivona has published three books on 19th and 20th century British literature and culture as well as a co-edited collection and a number of essays.
Bixby's research falls primarily under the heading of Irish studies, but also addresses British modernism, postcolonial theory and criticism, Continental philosophy, and issues of travel, mobility, and the body.
Bjork specializes in Old English language and literature as well as Old Norse, modern Swedish, and modern medical writing. He was educated at Pomona College and UCLA.
Blasingame focuses on young adult literature, Indigenous education, secondary writing instruction, preparing pre-service teachers, and cowboy poetry.
Bonfiglio teaches composition for the Department of English.
Boyles specializes in popular culture, digital literacy, visual rhetoric, and the rhetoric of higher education.
Professor Bradley teaches Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Screenwriting in Film and Media Studies, as well as Hollywood Film History.
Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy (Lumbee) is President’s Professor and Senior Advisor to the President at ASU. He is a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association and a Member of the National Academy
Broglio's research focuses on how philosophy and aesthetics can help us rethink the relationship between humans and the environment.
Brown is a public historian and a scholar of African American literature and culture.