George Justice

Ross-Blakley Hall 360
PO Box 871401
TEMPE Campus


George Justice is professor of English at Arizona State University. From 2013 to 2017, he served as Dean of Humanities and Associate Vice President for Arts and Humanities. A specialist in 18th-century British literature, Professor Justice is the author and editor of scholarship on the literary marketplace, authorship, and women's writing. Prior to coming to ASU, Justice taught at the University of Pennsylvania, Marquette University, Louisiana State University, and the University of Missouri, where he also served as vice provost for advanced studies and dean of the Graduate School. His book, How to Be a Dean, was published in 2019 by the Johns Hopkins University Press.


  • Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania.
  • M.A.  University of Pennsylvania.
  • B.A. Wesleyan University

Research Interests

Eighteenth-Century British literature

History of the Book/History of Publishing

Digital Humanities

Jane Austen

Frances Burney

Samuel Richardson

Samuel Johnson

Research Activity


Fall 2020
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ENG 317 Cross-Cultural Writing
ENG 379 Travel Writing
Spring 2020
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ENG 200 Critical Reading & Writing/Lit
ENG 345 Selected Authors or Issues
Spring 2019
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ENG 222 Survey of English Literature
ENG 328 The Novel to Jane Austen
Fall 2018
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ENG 221 Survey of English Literature
ENG 364 Women and Literature
Fall 2016
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LIA 194 Special Topics