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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Expertise
Ruben Espinosa
Assoc Professor

Espinosa is the associate director of the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies and specializes in Shakespeare and early modern literature.

Steve Farmer
Emeritus Professor

Farmer's research and teaching interests are focused on 19th century British literature, particularly Victorian fiction.

Valerie Fazel
Instructor

Fazel teaches composition and literature (Shakespeare) for the Department of English.

Ross-Blakley Hall 201AA PO Box 871401
Kerry Fine
Instructor

Fine holds a doctorate in English with an emphasis in Literature, Social Justice, and Environment. She is an instructor in ASU's Writing Programs.

480-965-3168
Ross-Blakley Hall 202AB PO Box 871401
Ed Finn
Associate Professor

Finn directs the Center for Science and the Imagination at ASU. He holds a joint appointment in the School of Arts, Media and Engineering and the Department of English.

480-727-0710
Center for Science and the Imagination Suite 102-02
Valerie Finn
Instructor

Born in the former Soviet Union, Valerie Bandura’s collection of poems, "Freak Show" (Black Lawrence Press, 2013) was a 2014 Patterson Poetry Prize Finalist.

Ross-Blakley Hall 202AC PO Box 871401
Grad Teaching Assistant
Sarah Florini
Associate Professor

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.

Ross-Blakley Hall 247 PO Box 871401
Vanessa Fonseca
Affiliated Faculty

Vanessa Fonseca-Chávez is an Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Associate Professor of English in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts.

480-727-3881
7271 E Sonoran Arroyo Mall
Chad Fore
Instructor

Fore teaches composition in the Department of English.

Ross-Blakley Hall 201AA PO Box 871401
Courtney Fowler
Instructor

Courtney Isbell Fowler is an instructor for ASU Writing Programs where she teaches a variey of courses including First-Year Composition, Multilingual Composition, and Reflective Writing.

Ross-Blakley Hall 201AA PO Box 871401
Cora Fox
Associate Professor

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.

480-965-2482
Ross-Blakley Hall 178 PO Box 871401
Mariam Galarrita
Postdoctoral Res Scholar (ACD)

Galarrita’s research focuses on early modern English drama and travel writing, premodern critical race studies, language and science fiction.

Grad Teaching Assistant
Elisabeth Gee
Affiliated Faculty

Elisabeth Gee's recent research includes n investigation of game design as a means of promoting design thinking among children and families and a study of Mexican-American families' use of digital media for learning.

480-965-4284
Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Payne 130
Leila Gholami
Graduate Teaching Associate
1102 S McAllister Ave Room 170
Daniel Gilfillan
Affiliated Faculty

Gilfillan has published widely on German and Austrian radio and sound art, and on the history of the radio in Germany as an experimental art medium.

480-965-8245
DH 404A
Bruce Glenn
Instructor
480-650-5881
Ross-Blakley Hall 201AA PO Box 871401

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