Department Leadership

The Department of English Leadership Team sets the strategic vision for the administrative and academic facets of the department. The Leadership Team is comprised of the Administrative Committee and the Executive Council which contains the Academic Area Leadership and Administrative Leadership. 

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Krista Ratcliffe
Department Chair, Professor

Ratcliffe's research focuses on intersections of rhetoric, feminist theory, and critical race studies.

Ross-Blakley Hall 170E PO Box 871401
Doris Warriner
Associate Chair, Professor

Warriner is a linguistic anthropologist of education who uses ethnographic methods to examine the educational, social, political, economic, and ideological dimensions of immigration and transnationalism.

480-727-6967
Ross-Blakley Hall 170D PO Box 871401
Bradley Ryner
Associate Chair, 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
Elenore Long
Director of Graduate Studies, Professor

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

480-965-3197
Ross-Blakley Hall 243 PO Box 871401
Lorinda Liggins
Business Operations Manager
480-727-3445
Ross-Blakley Hall 156 PO Box 871401
Linda Sullivan
Associate Director, Academic Services

Linda Sullivan is the Associate Director of Academic Services for the Department of English. She has over 25 years of experience in higher education, having spent the last 21 years at ASU.

480-965-3168
Ross-Blakley Hall 170A PO Box 871401
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Expertise
Matt Bell
Director of Creative Writing, Associate Professor

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.

480-965-1208
Ross-Blakley Hall 214 PO Box 871401
Jessica Early
Director of English Education, 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
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.

480-965-6055
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
Jonathan Hope
Director of Literature, Professor

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.

480-965-3168
RBHL 155 Arizona State University
Kyle Jensen
Director of Writing Programs, Professor

Jensen authored “Reimagining Process: Online Writing Archives and The Future of Writing Studies” (Southern Illinois University Press, 2014)

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 258 PO Box 871401
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Expertise
Kathleen Hicks
Principal Lecturer, Director of Online Programs
480-727-0884
Ross-Blakley Hall (RBHL) 151
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
Kristen Larue
Director of Communications, Marketing/Communications Specialist Sr.

LaRue-Sandler manages public relations and outreach for the ASU Department of English. Current responsibilities include strategic communications, event publicity and logistics support, and development and alumni relations.

480-965-7611
Ross-Blakley Hall 170G PO Box 871401
Ruby Macksoud
Director of Internships, Instructional Professional
480-965-7659
Ross-Blakley Hall 129 PO Box 871401
Bruce Matsunaga
Director of Digital Technology, Associate Research Professional

Matsunaga holds a PhD in English Literature with an emphasis in British Romanticism and Digital Humanities. He is the Director of Digital Technology, Graduate Faculty, and an Academic Professional.

480-965-3884
Ross-Blakley Hall 138 PO Box 871401