Bruce Matsunaga

Ross-Blakley Hall 138
PO Box 871401
Director of Digital Technology, Associate Research Professional
Academic Professional
TEMPE Campus


Director of Digital Technology, Department of English
Graduate Faculty, Department of English

Bruce Matsunaga is a Ph.D. in English Literature at Arizona State. His primary research areas are Digital Humanities and English Romanticism while his secondary research areas are Digital Pedagogies and Environmental Humanities. 

In the Department of English, he is the website administrator (Drupal), Blackboard Course Administrator, Multi-Media Producer (Vimeo | YouTube | Flickr), Social Media Manager (Twitter | Facebook | Google+), Technical Support Manager, CoursEval Manager, Technologist, and Academic Jobs Online Manager. In addition, Matsunaga also offers computing workshops and individual support for faculty. See his Teaching tab for a list of workshops or go to

Outside of English, Matsunaga is a founding member of the trap/neuter/return group called Mildcats at ASU and manages their website, Petfinders account, and PayPal account. Off campus, he enjoys photography, cooking, weight training, and volunteering with Kids Need to Read (KNTR). In fact, Matsunaga has been volunteering with the local non-profit as a photographer since 2009 and joined the KNTR Board of Directors in 2014. 




  • Ph.D. English Literature  Arizona State University
  • M.A. English, Arizona State University
  • B.A. English; minor: History, California State University, Stanislaus

Research Interests

Digital Humanities, Online Pedagogy, Ecocriticsm, Romanticism, Psychoanalysis, Game Theory

KJZZ Interview on "Technology's Role in Plagiarism And Trying to Prevent It" 12/08/2015.


Co-Project Director, The Developing Wassaja Project, Arizona State University, IHR Nexus Lab, 2015-Present.

Author, Director, What They Half-create, / And What Perceive: A Hypertext Scholarly Edition of "Tintern Abbey" by William Wordsworth, dissertation project, 2013-Present.

Author, Director, ICR Template and Site Guide, dissertation project, 2013-Present.

Technical Editor, Connections. European Studies Annual Review. Vol 4, 2008.

Co-Editor, Engaged Romanticism: Romanticism as Praxis, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2008.

Author, “The Nature of Ecology in Wordsworth’s Early Poetry,” Engaged Romanticism: Romanticism as Praxis, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2008.

Review, “Buried Communities: Wordsworth and the Bonds of Mourning," by Kurt Fosso. ANQ, Fall 2005, Vol. 18 Issue 4, p59, 4p.

Director, The Frankenstein Project, collaborative website created in English 400/494: Critical Theory & Technology, 2003.

Research Activity

Completed: Independent Applying the QM Rubric (APPQMR): (Statewide Systems) October 2, 2018.



Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
ENG 553 Technologies of Writing
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
ENG 598 Special Topics


Basic Humanities Computing Skills: Microsoft Word
Basics of Video Editing 
Basics of Online Teaching
Basics of PowerPoint presentations
Blackboard Assignments and SafeAssignments
Blackboard Basics: Navigating and Customizing your Course Shell
Blackboard Voice Tools
Create a Blog on
Creating ePortfolios with Digication
Google Docs for Peer Reviewing and More
Google Drive and Dropbox (Desktop Application)
Google Hangouts for Synchronous Collaboration and Live Streaming
Google Sites for Quick Web Site Creation
Google Sites for Simple Web Pages and Webfolios
Image Manipulation using Pixlr and GIMP
Integrating WebVideo into Academic Courses
Introduction to Web Design using Contribute
Introduction to Web Design using Dreamweaver
Online Conferencing Tools
Online Teacher Training Course (20-30 hours, Intensive)
Techsmith Relay to Create Narrated Lectures and Screencasts
Using Adobe Presenter to Create Narrated PowerPoint Lectures
Using Audacity to Create a Podcast/Audio file - Audacity for audio comments
Using Dreamweavers site management tool
Using Drupal to update Department of English web pages
Using MediaAMP
Using Microsoft Word to Develop a Simple Web page
Using Photoshop: Part I "creating images"
Using Photoshop: Part II "manipulating photos"
Web Browsers - Tips and Tricks
Weighted Grades in Blackboard Grade Center
Whats New in Blackboard


Arizona State University, CLAS Marketing Award, "Best Social Media Presence." Co-awarded with Kristen LaRue-Sandler, 2017

Arizona State University, CLAS Marketing Award, "Best Social Media Presence." Co-awarded with Kristen LaRue-Sandler, 2016

Arizona State University nominee for the WAGS/UMI Innovation in Technology Award, 2013

CINE Golden Eagle Award, Co-Producer, Start Here: Go Anywhere. 2012

Katharine C. Turner Fellowship, 2004-2005


Arizona State University Department of English, Online Courses Task Force, 2018

Arizona State University Department of English, Writing Programs Online Teacher Training Taskforce, 2016-Present

Arizona State University Department of English, Homecoming Committee, 2015-Present

Secretary & Director, Kids Need to Read Board of Directors. 2014-Present

Arizona State University Department of English, Committee for Altruistic Research and Experience, 2014-Present

Lead Photographer, Kids Need to Read. 2009-present

Petfinder Manager for MildCats at ASU, 2004-Present

PayPal Director for the MildCats at ASU organization, 2003-Present

Arizona State University IHR Nexus Lab Advisory Board member, 2013-2017

Conference Steering Committee, HASTAC 2016 (Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory), Tempe, AZ. 2016

Conference Organizer, THATCamp Southwest, Tempe, AZ, 2013-2014

Graduate Faculties / Mentoring History

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