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.
Ratcliffe's research focuses on intersections of rhetoric, feminist theory, and critical race 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.
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.
Ryner's teaching interests include Shakespeare and Renaissance drama; British literature to 1700; drama as a genre; literary theory and cultural studies.
Linda oversees undergraduate advising and student services for the Department of English. She has three degrees from ASU and has worked here for nearly 25 years.
Ball is the author of three collections of poems: "Hold Sway," "Wreck Me" and "Annus Mirabilis," all from Barrow Street Press. She's an associate director of Four Way Books.
Mark Hannah's research examines intersections of law, rhetoric, and expertise in complex, multi-disciplinary problem-solving contexts.
Himberg's research interest include television, digital media, gender, sexuality, queer theory, industry studies, consumer culture, advertising, and market research.
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.
Jensen authored “Reimagining Process: Online Writing Archives and The Future of Writing Studies” (Southern Illinois University Press, 2014)
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.
Saidy's research focuses on writing and writing transitions with secondary students, teachers in professional development groups, and students entering college.
Holbo studies American literature from the age of sentiment to the modernist era.
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.
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.