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, Associate 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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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, Associate 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
Cora Fox
Director of Literature, 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
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
Director of Writing Programs, Professor

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

Kathleen Lamp-Fortuno
Director of Writing, Rhetorics and Literacies; 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
Aya Matsuda
Director of Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Associate Professor

Matsuda is Associate 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.

480-965-7504
Ross-Blakley Hall 159 PO Box 871401
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Cajsa Baldini
Director of Online Programs, Clinical Associate Professor

Baldini's research interests are concentrated on British and European 19th century literature and culture.

480-965-7755
Ross-Blakley Hall 148 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
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