Faculty

**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. 

Home / About / Faculty
Name
Expertise
Peter Goggin
Associate Professor

Goggin's current research includes the study of rhetorics and discourses of sustainability and globalization in oceanic islands.

480-965-7748
Ross-Blakley Hall 343 PO Box 871401
Mark Hannah
Director of Writing, Rhetorics and Literacies; Associate Professor

Mark Hannah's research examines intersections of law, rhetoric, and expertise in complex, multi-disciplinary problem-solving contexts.

Ross-Blakley Hall 165 PO Box 871401
Julia Himberg
Director of Film and Media Studies, Associate Professor

Himberg's research interest include television, digital media, gender, sexuality, queer theory, industry studies, consumer culture, advertising, and market research.

Ross-Blakley Hall 167 PO Box 871401
Christine Holbo
Director of Assessment, Associate Professor

Holbo studies American literature from the age of sentiment to the modernist era.

Ross-Blakley Hall 253 PO Box 871401
Bradley Irish
Associate Professor

Irish studies the literature and culture of 16th-century England, with a particular focus on the history of emotion.

480-965-4642
Ross-Blakley Hall 225 PO Box 871401
Mark James
Associate Professor

Most of James work is with the MA and PhD programs in linguistics and applied linguistics, master's and certificate programs in TESOL, and BA (linguistics major).

480-965-2731
Ross-Blakley Hall 353 PO Box 871401
Kathleen Lamp
Associate Professor

Lamp's primary research interest is in the history of rhetoric, specifically Roman rhetoric. She is the area director of WRL and the past president of the American Society for the History Rhetoric.

480-965-3796
Ross-Blakley Hall 161 PO Box 871401
Joe Lockard
Associate Professor

Lockard founded the Prison English project (now the Prison Education Program) and continues to teach a weekly poetry workshop at Florence State Prison.

480-727-6096
Ross-Blakley Hall 345 PO Box 871401
Heather Maring
Associate Professor

Maring explores the way that early English poems draw upon oral, literary, and ritual forms of signification for their meaning.

480-965-3744
Ross-Blakley Hall 347 PO Box 871401
Matthew Prior
Director of Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Associate Professor

Prior holds a doctorate in second language acquisition. He teaches courses in applied linguistics, qualitative methods, discourse analysis and pragmatics, sociolinguistics, second language acquisition, and TESOL.

480-727-0905
Ross-Blakley Hall 161 PO Box 871401
Bradley Ryner
Director of Graduate Studies (S23), Associate Professor

Ryner's teaching interests include Shakespeare and Renaissance drama; British literature to 1700; drama as a genre; literary theory and cultural studies.

480-965-1140
Ross-Blakley Hall 170C PO Box 871401
Christina Saidy
Director of English Education, Associate Professor

Saidy's research focuses on writing and writing transitions with secondary students, teachers in professional development groups, and students entering college.

Ross-Blakley Hall 222 PO Box 871401
Kevin Sandler
Associate Professor

Sandler has published in a wide number of anthologies and journals including Cinema Journal, Animation Journal, and The Velvet Light Trap.

480-727-3920
Ross-Blakley Hall 333 PO Box 871401
Assoc Professor

Sinclair has received a Whiting Award, the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Metcalf Award and the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry, among other honors.

Patricia Webb
Associate Professor

Boyd teaches undergraduate courses in writing, as well as the graduate seminars: Composition Theory and Compostion and Feminism.

480-965-2503
Ross-Blakley Hall 331 PO Box 871401
Gabriel Acevedo
Assistant Professor

Acevedo's research focuses on queer young adult literature, pop culture pedagogies, (auto)ethnographical methodologies, and masculinity/machismo in Caribbean/Puerto Rican communities.

480-965-1752
Ross-Blakley Hall Office 122
Asst Professor

Adams' interests include book history, history of reading, early modern English drama, and premodern critical race and gender studies.

Asst Professor

Barksdale-Shaw's work explores narratives of justice by combining several disciplines including law, literature and medicine.

Aviva Dove-Viebahn
Assistant Professor

Dove-Viebahn's diverse interests include television and new media; gender, race, and representation in popular culture; community formation; and the role of the spectator in our digital age.

480-727-7045
RBHL 368 English Department

Pages

Name
Expertise
Jason Bryant
Instructor

Bryant holds a doctorate in American literature from ASU. His primary research and teaching areas are contemporary American literature, queer and LGBT issues, race, ethnicity, and social identity theories.

Ross-Blakley Hall 205AB PO Box 871401
Karen Carter
Faculty Associate
Ross-Blakley Hall 101AB PO Box 871401
Shersta Chabot
Faculty Assoc

Chabot teaches composition for the Department of English.

Ross-Blakley Hall 203AB PO Box 871401
Rebecca Chatham
Graduate Teaching Associate
Pauline Cheong
Affiliated Faculty

Cheong is an interdisciplinary scholar in the cultural implications of communication technologies, mediated developments for authority, religion, community and civic engagement.

480-965-8730
STAUF A456
Angela Christie
Instructor

Christie holds doctorate, master’s, and bachelor’s degrees in English with emphases respectively in cultural studies, composition and rhetoric, and American literature.

480-965-3853
Ross-Blakley Hall 203AA PO Box 871401
Heather Cimino-Lance
Instructor

Crook is an instructor. She's taught the courses First-Year Composition, Writing for the Professions, Business Writing and Writing about Literature. She joined the ASU faculty in 2015.

Ross-Blakley Hall 201AA PO Box 871401
Grad Teaching Assistant
Ross-Blakley Hall 101BB PO Box 871401
Mary Clark
Faculty Assoc
Ross-Blakley Hall 101CA PO Box 871401
Deborah Clarke
Professor

Clarke's primary field is 20th century American fiction.

480-965-7405
David Cleveland
Instructor
480-965-3535
Ross-Blakley Hall 201AA PO Box 871401
Julie Codell
Affiliated Faculty

Codell's areas of specialization are 19th-century visual culture, the art press, Indian culture under the British Raj, life writings, race and gender, the history of collecting, the art market, and world film.

Jeffrey Cohen (Dean)
Dean & Professor

Cohen is the dean of humanities in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He is widely published in the fields of medieval studies, monster theory, and the environmental humanities.

Reese Conner
Instructor

He teaches first-year composition courses as well as the occasional poetry workshop. He lives in Tucson, Arizona with his wife and their three cats.

Ross-Blakley Hall 201AA PO Box 871401
Paul Cook
Emeritus Professor

A professional science fiction author since 1978, Cook teaches courses in American and British Literature as well as Arizona State University's first online course in Science Fiction.

480-965-7294
Ross-Blakley Hall 252 PO Box 871401
Taylor Corse
Emeritus Professor

Taylor Corse has published widely on John Dryden, Alexander Pope, Aphra Behn, Anne Conway, and other writers of the Restoration and 18th century.

480-965-8146
Ross-Blakley Hall 339 PO Box 871401

Pages

COVID-19 information

Latest updates  |  Coronavirus FAQ page  |  Vaccine FAQ page