Our award-winning staff supports the academic, administrative, community outreach, research, and pedagogical endeavors of the Department of English. 

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Kira Assad
Academic Success Specialist

Kira Assad manages the in-person MA/MTESOL programs and coordinates the accelerated 4+1 programs offered by the Department of English.

Ross-Blakley Hall 124 PO Box 871401
Demetria Baker
Senior Program Manager
Ross-Blakley Hall 121 PO Box 871401
Accounting Specialist
Jocelyn Booker Ohl
Coordinator, Project Humanities
Discovery Hall 250 E. Lemon St.
Program Manager
Mollie Connelly-MacNeill
Academic Success Coordinator

Mollie graduated summa cum laude from ASU with both a BA and an MA in English. She has returned to the Department of English as of July 2016 to work as an Academic Success Specialist.

Ross-Blakley Hall 162 PO Box 871401
Shauna Dranetz
Program Manager

Shauna advises undergraduate students in the Department of English and teaches first year success courses. She has a BA English Literature and BA History from ASU, and an MA English Literature from Colorado State University.

Ross-Blakley Hall 160 PO Box 871401
Richelle Hubbell-Hudson
Department HR Specialist Sr

Hubbell-Hudson handles the HR fucntions, Payroll reconciliation, Recruitment, DTA, Academic Personnel and Leaves Management for Department of English faculty, staff and students.

Ross-Blakley Hall (RBHL)
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.

Ross-Blakley Hall 170G PO Box 871401
Lorinda Liggins
Business Operations Manager
Ross-Blakley Hall 156 PO Box 871401
Sheila Luna
Senior Program Manager
Ross-Blakley Hall 125 PO Box 871401
Ruby Macksoud
Director of Internships, Instructional Professional
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.

Ross-Blakley Hall 138 PO Box 871401
Tina Norgren
Office Asst/Receptionist Sr
Ross-Blakley Hall 130 PO Box 871401
Barbara Patton-Walker
Asst to Director
Ross-Blakley Hall 170B PO Box 871401
Justin Petropoulos
Program Manager, Creative Writing
Kristin Rondeau-Guardiola
Business Operations Specialist
Ross-Blakley Hall 143 PO Box 871401
Rachel Sondgeroth
Program Coordinator, Project Humanities
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.

Ross-Blakley Hall 170A PO Box 871401