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. 

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Name
Expertise
Brian Goodman
Assistant Professor

Goodman's research and teaching ranges across several fields, including U.S. literature and culture, human rights, dissident literatures, and Jewish studies.

Ross-Blakley Hall 329 PO Box 871401
Jacob Greene
Assistant Professor

Jacob Greene researches emerging modes of digital and location-based writing.

480-727-7062
Ross-Blakely Hall 126 1102 S. McAllister Ave
Lisa Han
Assistant Professor

Han's research interests include new media, environmental media and critical infrastructure studies.

RBHL 111 1102 S McAllister Ave
Jennifer Irish
Assistant Professor

Jenny Irish is the author of the collections Common Ancestor, I Am Faithful, and Tooth Box.

480-727-9130
Ross-Blakley Hall 122 PO Box 871401
Stacey Moran
Asst Professor

Moran's current research investigates how methods in the physical sciences provide a foothold for thinking about the materiality of knowledge production in feminist theory and practice.

Katherine Morrissey
Assistant Professor

Morrissey research focuses on representations of female desire across popular culture, production networks, and the impacts of digitization on creative communities.

Tyler Peterson
Assistant Professor

Peterson's work focuses on the documentation, revitalization, and maintenance of endangered Indigenous languages, primarily in the Southwest, Canada, and Oceania.

480-727-9127
Ross-Blakley Hall (RBHL) Room 235 1102 S. McAllister Avenue
Kathryn Pruitt
Assistant Professor

Pruitt's research is in the field of phonological theory and focuses primarily on the typological modeling of linguistic stress patterns.

480-965-7592
Ross-Blakley Hall 245 PO Box 871401
Henry Quintero
Assistant Professor

Quintero teaches literature for the Department of English and is the editor of RED INK.

480-965-3853
Ross-Blakley Hall 335 PO Box 871401
Sarah Viren
Asst Professor

Viren is a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and is author of the essay collection Mine. She holds a PhD from Texas Tech University and an MFA from the University of Iowa.

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Expertise
Aaron Crippen
Instructor

Aaron Crippen holds a Ph.D. in English Literature, an M.F.A. in Creative Writing--Poetry, and an M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction--ESL. He is Barrett Honors faculty and an Instructor teaching First-Year Composition.

480-965-3168
Ross-Blakley Hall 202AB PO Box 871401
Laura Cruser
Instructor

Cruser was born and raised in the mountains of North Carolina. She received an M.F.A. in creative writing from ASU in 2005. She is the co-founder of the Visual Text Project.

480-965-3168
Ross-Blakley Hall 202AB PO Box 871401
Michael Cryer
Instructor

Cryer teaches writing at Arizona State University. His poetry collection, 'Selected Proverbs', won Elixir Press' 2016 Antivenom Poetry Award.

480-965-3535
Ross-Blakley Hall 202AA PO Box 871401
Grad Teaching Assistant
Graduate Teaching Associate
Jonathan Danielson
Instructor; Affiliate Faculty, Creative Writing

Jonathan Danielson is a Writer-at-Large (“Desert Correspondent”) for Feathertale Review, and his work has appeared in Gulf Coast, Juked, Superstition Review, Gravel, Able Muse, The Saturday Evening Post, and elsewhere.

Ross-Blakley Hall 202AC PO Box 871401
Jacob Day
Graduate Teaching Associate
1102 S McAllister Ave Ross-Blakely Hall 101 BA
Sarah Dean
Instructor

Dr. Sarah Dean is an Instructor in the Department of English. Her main study and teaching areas are Rhetoric and Composition, Business Writing, and American Literature.

480-965-3853
Ross-Blakley Hall 202AA PO Box 871401
Graduate Teaching Associate
1102 S. McAllister Avenue Room 101ab
Natalie Diaz
Maxine and Jonathan Marshall Chair in Modern and Contemporary Poetry, Associate Professor

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."

Ross-Blakley Hall 341 PO Box 871401
Andrea Dickens
Lecturer

Dickens currently teaches a wide variety of Writing Programs classes at ASU-Tempe, including ENG 101, 102, 107, 108, 301, 302 and WAC 107. She specializes in business writing and L2 writing.

480-965-9353
Ross-Blakley Hall 239 PO Box 871401
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
Jonathan Drnjevic
Instructor

Drnjevic teaches composition in the Department of English. He holds degrees in English and Political Science, English Literature, Finance, and Library Science.

480-965-3535
Norman Dubie
Regents Professor Emeritus

Dubie is the author of more than 20 books. His work has been translated into more than 50 languages. His collection, "The Quotations of Bone," won the 2016 International Griffin Poetry Prize.

480-965-2407
Ross-Blakley Hall 218 PO Box 871401
Sarah Duerden
Principal Lecturer MY

In addition to teaching First-Year Writing, Duerden also enjoys teaching Writing About Literature for nonmajors, which ties into her own interest in contemporary British fiction.

480-727-6097
Ross-Blakley Hall 352 PO Box 871401
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Jessica Early
Associate Chair (Personnel), Professor

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.

480-965-0742
Ross-Blakley Hall 163 PO Box 871401
Lawrence Ellis
Senior Lecturer

Ellis' research interests are in Native American oral traditions, North American verbal and performative lore, and world folklore.

480-965-6139
Ross-Blakley Hall 252 PO Box 871401
Rachel Emling
Grad Teaching Associate
Ross-Blakley Hall 101CB PO Box 871401

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