Department of English Directory
Acevedo's research focuses on queer young adult literature, pop culture pedagogies, (auto)ethnographical methodologies, and masculinity/machismo in Caribbean/Puerto Rican communities.
Ackerman teaches composition for the Department of English at ASU
Adams research interests are in the study of language in its social and linguistic context. She is the director of English graduate studies.
Adams' interests include book history, history of reading, early modern English drama, and premodern critical race and gender studies.
Adamson is President's Professor of environmental humanities and Director of the Environmental Humanities Initiative (EHI) at the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory at ASU.
Alfandre has been with ASU since 2012 and leads an annual, faculty-directed study abroad to Costa Rica.
Bacino is from Northwest Indiana (near Chicago) and attended Michigan State University for both undergraduate and graduate school. She enjoys music, dance, and writing.
Kira Assad manages the MTESOL and MAS online graduate programs and assists faculty with requesting and setting up their ASU Online courses in the Department of English.
Baldini's research interests are concentrated on British and European 19th century literature and culture.
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.
Barksdale-Shaw's work explores narratives of justice by combining several disciplines including law, literature and medicine.
Barua is an instructor with the Writing Programs, Barrett Honors College and W.P. Carey School of Business.
Bebout has authored two books: "Mythohistorical Interventions: The Chicano Movement and Its Legacies" and "Whiteness on the Border: Mapping the US Racial Imagination in Brown and White."
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.
Berry's research interests include creative writing, professional and technical writing, editing, and branding/social media. She holds an MPW in Creative Nonfiction and Memoir.
Bivona has published three books on 19th and 20th century British literature and culture as well as a co-edited collection and a number of essays.
Bixby's research falls primarily under the heading of Irish studies, but also addresses British modernism, postcolonial theory and criticism, Continental philosophy, and issues of travel, mobility, and the body.
Bjork specializes in Old English language and literature as well as Old Norse, modern Swedish, and modern medical writing. He was educated at Pomona College and UCLA.
Blasingame focuses on young adult literature, Indigenous education, secondary writing instruction, preparing pre-service teachers, and cowboy poetry.
Bonfiglio teaches composition for the Department of English.
Boyles specializes in popular culture, digital literacy, visual rhetoric, and the rhetoric of higher education.
Professor Bradley teaches Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Screenwriting in Film and Media Studies, as well as Hollywood Film History.
Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy (Lumbee) is President’s Professor and Senior Advisor to the President at ASU. He is a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association and a Member of the National Academy
Broglio's research focuses on how philosophy and aesthetics can help us rethink the relationship between humans and the environment.
Brown is a public historian and a scholar of African American literature and culture.
Brussin is an Instructor teaching composition for the Department of English.
Bryant holds a doctorate in American literature from ASU. His primary research and teaching areas are contemporary American literature, queer and LGBT issues, race, ethnicity, and social identity theories.
Gregory Castle teaches literature and theory. His books include Modernism and the Celtic Revival, Reading the Modernist Bildungsroman, Literary Theory Handbook, A History of the Modernist Novel, A History of Irish Modernism.
Chabot teaches composition for the Department of English.
Cheong is an interdisciplinary scholar in the cultural implications of communication technologies, mediated developments for authority, religion, community and civic engagement.
Christie holds doctorate, master’s, and bachelor’s degrees in English with emphases respectively in cultural studies, composition and rhetoric, and American literature.
Crook is an instructor. She's taught the courses First-Year Composition, Writing for the Professions, Business Writing and Writing about Literature. She joined the ASU faculty in 2015.
Clarke's primary field is 20th century American fiction.
Codell's areas of specialization are Victorian culture, the Victorian press, Indian culture under the British Raj, life writings, race and gender, the history of collecting, the art market, and world film.
Cohen is the dean of humanities in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He is widely published in the fields of medieval studies, monster theory, and the environmental humanities.
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.
He teaches first-year composition courses as well as the occasional poetry workshop. He lives in Tucson, Arizona with his wife and their three cats.
A professional science fiction author since 1978, Cook teaches courses in American and British Literature as well as Arizona State University's first online course in Science Fiction.
Cooney teaches composition for the Writing Programs.
Taylor Corse has published widely on John Dryden, Alexander Pope, Aphra Behn, Anne Conway, and other writers of the Restoration and 18th century.
Aaron Crippen holds a Ph.D. in English Literature, an M.F.A. in Creative Writing--Poetry, and an M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction--ESL. He is Barrett Honors faculty and an Instructor teaching First-Year Composition.
Cruser was born and raised in the mountains of North Carolina. She received an M.F.A. in creative writing from ASU in 2005. She is the co-founder of the Visual Text Project.
Cryer teaches writing at Arizona State University. His poetry collection, 'Selected Proverbs', won Elixir Press' 2016 Antivenom Poetry Award.
Jonathan Danielson is a Writer-at-Large (“Desert Correspondent”) for Feathertale Review, and his work has appeared in Gulf Coast, Juked, Superstition Review, Gravel, Able Muse, The Saturday Evening Post, and elsewhere.
Day also serves as director for the Modern Pioneer Film Festival held in Lubbock Texas. He runs a website with regularly posted reviews and also hosts a weekly radio show/podcast about film.
Dr. Sarah Dean is an Instructor in the Department of English. Her main study and teaching areas are Rhetoric and Composition, Business Writing, and American Literature.
Diaz was born and raised in the Fort Mojave Indian Village in Needles, California. She is Mojave and an enrolled member of the Gila River Indian Tribe. Her first poetry collection was "When My Brother Was an Aztec."
Dickens currently teaches a wide variety of Writing Programs classes at ASU-Tempe, including ENG 101, 102, 107, 108, 301, 302 and WAC 107. She specializes in business writing and L2 writing.
Dove-Viebahn's diverse interests include television and new media; gender, race, and representation in popular culture; community formation; and the role of the spectator in our digital age.
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.
Drnjevic teaches composition in the Department of English. He holds degrees in English and Political Science, English Literature, Finance, and Library Science.
Dubie is the author of more than 20 books. His work has been translated into more than 50 languages. His collection, "The Quotations of Bone," won the 2016 International Griffin Poetry Prize.
In addition to teaching First-Year Writing, Duerden also enjoys teaching Writing About Literature for nonmajors, which ties into her own interest in contemporary British fiction.
Durand's scholarship examines representations of youth of color in young adult literature and how students teachers engage these stories.
Duttagupta is a writing professional and an Arizona State University alumnus.
Dwyer is particularly interested in the social influences of how we know what we know, and her research and teaching both reflect that interest.
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.
Ellis' research interests are in Native American oral traditions, North American verbal and performative lore, and world folklore.
Espinosa is the associate director of the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies and specializes in Shakespeare and early modern literature.
Farmer's research and teaching interests are focused on 19th century British literature, particularly Victorian fiction.
Fazel teaches composition and literature (Shakespeare) for the Department of English.
Fine holds a doctorate in English with an emphasis in Literature, Social Justice, and Environment. She is an instructor in ASU's Writing Programs.
Finn directs the Center for Science and the Imagination at ASU. He holds a joint appointment in the School of Arts, Media and Engineering and the Department of English.
Born in the former Soviet Union, Valerie Bandura’s collection of poems, "Freak Show" (Black Lawrence Press, 2013) was a 2014 Patterson Poetry Prize Finalist.
Florini holds a doctorate in communication and culture from Indiana University. Her research focuses on the intersection of emerging media, Black American cultural production, and racial politics.
Vanessa Fonseca-Chávez is an Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Assistant Professor of English in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts.
Fore teaches composition in the Department of English.
Courtney Isbell Fowler is an instructor for ASU Writing Programs where she teaches a variey of courses including First-Year Composition, Multilingual Composition, and Reflective Writing.
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.
Galarrita’s research focuses on early modern English drama and travel writing, premodern critical race studies, language and science fiction.
Elisabeth Gee's recent research includes n investigation of game design as a means of promoting design thinking among children and families and a study of Mexican-American families' use of digital media for learning.
Gilfillan has published widely on German and Austrian radio and sound art, and on the history of the radio in Germany as an experimental art medium.
Bruce Glenn teaches rhetoric, business writing, and creative non-fiction in the Department of English.
Goggin is author, editor, and co-editor of 12 scholarly books and several editions of a textbook and a pedagogical book. She has also published many articles and book chapters within her fields of interest.
Goggin's current research includes the study of rhetorics and discourses of sustainability and globalization in oceanic islands.
Goodman's research and teaching ranges across several fields, including U.S. literature and culture, human rights, dissident literatures, and Jewish studies.
Granillo teaches composition and writes poetry.
Jacob Greene researches emerging modes of digital and location-based writing.
Elizabeth Hamm enjoys her students, reading, writing, knitting, and calligraphy.
Sören Hammerschmidt teaches 1st-year comp, 2nd-language writing, and developmental writing. His research focuses on 18th-century and Romantic literature, correspondence networks, media culture, portraiture, and authorship.
Han's research interests include new media, environmental media and critical infrastructure studies.
Mark Hannah's research examines intersections of law, rhetoric, and expertise in complex, multi-disciplinary problem-solving contexts.
Hawkes’ academic specialty is the poetry of John Milton. However, his publications span a variety of fields ranging from Darwinism, zombies and torture to, Chomsky, magic, and McCarthyism.
Hill's scholarly interests include rhetorics of motherhood and inclusive pedagogy.
Himberg's research interest include television, digital media, gender, sexuality, queer theory, industry studies, consumer culture, advertising, and market research.
Adam D Hoffman (he/him) is an English instructor for ASU Writing Programs since 2014. He is a PhD candidate in ASU's English Lit program focusing in 20-21st century American Lit, Environmental Humanities, & Animal Studies.
Hogue as published seven collections of poetry.Also known for her criticism, she has also published essays on poetry, ranging from that of Emily Dickinson to Kathleen Fraser and Harryette Mullen.
Holbo studies American literature from the age of sentiment to the modernist era.
Michael Holladay is a fiction writer who received his MFA in Creative Writing from ASU. He is currently an Instructor in the English Department where had taught a variety of writing classes.
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.
A dedicated teacher, Horan has published nine books and more than thirty essays on Latin American and U.S. literature at the intersections of letters and biography, gender, digital humanities and literary translation.
Hoyt teaches a variety of composition and literature courses, with specialties in business writing and Arab-American women's literature.
Hubbell-Hudson handles the HR fucntions, Payroll reconciliation, Recruitment, DTA, Academic Personnel and Leaves Management for Department of English faculty, staff and students.
Hynes teaches composition for the Department of English at Arizona State University.
Irish studies the literature and culture of 16th-century England, with a particular focus on the history of emotion.
Irish's fiction and poetry appears widely in journals and magazines and she is a frequent collaborator on public arts projects.
Ison is the author of three novels ("The List," "A Child out of Alcatraz," and "Rockaway"), Ball, a short story collection, and a collection of essays, Reeling Through Life: How I Learned to Live, Love, and Die at the Movies.
Recipient of a 2021 Guggenheim fellowship, Jackson won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize in Feature Writing for his article about the killing of Ahmaud Arbery.
Most of James work is with the MA and PhD programs in linguistics and applied linguistics, master's and certificate programs in TESOL, and BA (linguistics major).
Jensen authored “Reimagining Process: Online Writing Archives and The Future of Writing Studies” (Southern Illinois University Press, 2014)
Justice is a specialist in 18th century British literature, author and editor of scholarship on the literary marketplace, authorship, and women's writing.
Kehrberg has taught courses for ASU on film, new media, and digital storytelling.
Jared Klemp is a Writing Programs Instructor and scholar studying experiments with character in 20th-century British and Irish modernist fiction.
Kuo's teaching and research interests include Asian American film and literature, film studies, 20th-century American literature, film theory, immigrant literature, postcolonial theory and cultural studies.
Kenneth Ladenburg holds a PhD in Writing, Rhetorics, and Literacies from Arizona State University. His research focuses on the rhetoric of Race, Racism, Racist Discourse, Composition Theory, and Contemporary Rhetorical Theory
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.
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.
Lehman is the director of the Center for Film, Media and Popular Culture at ASU.
In Leong's research, teaching, and community engagement, she explores overlapping and mutually reinforcing discourses of gender, race, class, and nation, and advantage and disadvantage in U.S. society.
Lester's specialization is African American literary and cultural studies.
Lima teaches linguistics and composition in the Department of English.
Lockard founded the Prison English project (now the Prison Education Program) and continues to teach a weekly poetry workshop at Florence State Prison.
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
Devoney Looser is an internationally recognized scholar of British women’s writings, the history of the novel, and Jane Austen. The author or editor of nine books, she is a Guggenheim Fellow and an NEH Public Scholar.
Lussier specializes in European Romanticism, and his research has explored the relation of literature and art with religion and science. Recent work focuses on medical humanities.
Mallot researches postwar British literature, postcolonial studies, gender and sexuality studies, and contemporary global/Anglophone literature, and contemporary South Asian literatures in English.
Maring explores the way that early English poems draw upon oral, literary, and ritual forms of signification for their meaning.
Martinez is an instructor for in the Film and Media Studies program at ASU..
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.
Matsuda's research centers around second language writing, a transdisciplinary field of inquiry that integrate theoretical and methodological insights from both language studies and writing studies.
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.
T. M. McNally is the author of six works of fiction. His most recent book, finalist for the Pen/Faulkner Award for Fiction, is a collection of stories—"The Gateway."
Meyer's current research has focused in Contemporary British political life and culture as a mirror of historical aspects of 20th century British socioeconomic situations.
In his research, Miller mainly focuses on the rhetoric and songs of the civil rights movement.
Miller is a faculty associate in the Department of English.
Shawn P. Mitchell is an award-winning film editor teaching for the Film and Media Studies department while completing his doctorate in Writing, Rhetoric and Literacies.
Moran's current research investigates how methods in the physical sciences provide a foothold for thinking about the materiality of knowledge production in feminist theory and practice.
Morrissey research focuses on representations of female desire across popular culture, production networks, and the impacts of digitization on creative communities.
Mowery's main research interests are Border and Island Studies.
Patricia Colleen Murphy is the winner of the 2019 Press 53 Poetry Prize for Bully Love, and the 2016 May Swenson Poetry Award for Hemming Flames. She founded Superstition Review and teaches at Arizona State University.
Myles is the author of "African American Women's Narratives of Enslavement: Beyond Borders" and co-editor of "Sapphire's Literary Breakthrough."
Dr. Ryan Naughton is an English Instructor and a medievalist. He has extensive experience teaching composition, linguistics, and literature. He studies knighthood and chivalry in medieval romances.
Newhauser has a doctorate in English, with an emphasis on Medieval studies. His areas of research interest include the moral tradition in intellectual history and sensory studies (sensology).
Completed her PhD in Writing, Rhetorics, and Literacies in May of 2019.
Olenina specializes in Russian literature and visual culture, as well as media theory with an emphasis on performance and embodied spectatorship.
Olson holds a doctorate in English studies from ASU's Department of English. She has been an instructor in ASU's Writing Programs since 1996, focusing on First-Year Composition.
Orlich is a well-known speaker in China, South Korea, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Canada, Italy, France, Spain, the UK, and Romania on cultural, political and gender relations, nationalism and ethnic conflict.
Ortiz's publications in poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, essay, and children's literature reflect his literary perspective across a range of varied, active engagement in contemporary Indigenous life and literature.
Ownsby teaches composition in the Department of English.
Peterson's work focuses on the documentation, revitalization, and maintenance of endangered Indigenous languages, primarily in the Southwest, Canada, and Oceania.
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.
Pruitt's research is in the field of phonological theory and focuses primarily on the typological modeling of linguistic stress patterns.
Quintero teaches literature for the Department of English and is the editor of RED INK.
Ratcliffe's research focuses on intersections of rhetoric, feminist theory, and critical race studies.
An award-winning author, scholar-teacher, and consultant, Reyes is a distinct voice in today's national and global arena of new approaches for social and organizational transformation.
Ríos’s latest collection of poems is Not Go Away Is My Name (Copper Canyon Press). A National Book Award finalist, he is Arizona’s inaugural poet laureate and a recent chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.
A Texas native, Emily is currently a graduate student in the Writing, Rhetoric, and Literacies program. Her primary research interests include the rhetoric of space and place, identity, and rhetorical deliberation.
Shirley Rose's research focuses on writing program administration, archival research methods, and writing across the lifespan. She directed ASU Writing Programs in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences from 2009 to 2019.
Ruckman has been teaching various writing courses at ASU since 2007. In 2016, Ruckman also started teaching with the Prison Education Program.
Ryner's teaching interests include Shakespeare and Renaissance drama; British literature to 1700; drama as a genre; literary theory and cultural studies.
Sadowski-Smith works in border and migration studies. She has published "The New Immigrant Whiteness: Race, Neoliberalism, and Post-Soviet Migration to the United States," "Border Fictions," and "Globalization on the Line."
Saidy's research focuses on writing and writing transitions with secondary students, teachers in professional development groups, and students entering college.
Sandler has published in a wide number of anthologies and journals including Cinema Journal, Animation Journal, and The Velvet Light Trap.
Sayet is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of English and member of the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.
Severson is a feminism and material culture scholar and writing instructor.
Sha's research concerns ethico-aesthetic improvisation, and a topological approach to morphogenesis and process philosophy.
Sharif has received fellowships from the Lannan Foundation and National Endowment for the Arts and poetry prizes from Princeton University and The Rona Jaffe Foundation.
Shaw-Smith teaches WAC 107, ENG 17, and ENG 108. Shaw-Smith has many years of experience teaching International students at all ages and all levels.
Simeone researches multidisciplinary data science, post-cybernetic culture and technology, analysis of human-technology networks, data visualization, and data-driven collaborations.
Simmon received a master's in English from Northern Arizona University and a master's of education in curriculum and teaching from the University of Toledo.
Sinclair has received a Whiting Award, the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Metcalf Award and the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry, among other honors.
Smith teaches a wide selection of courses in areas within applied linguistics. His research focuses on computer-assisted language learning.
Spasovski's research and scholarly interests focus on pragmatics, phonology, sociolinguistics, intercultural communication, second-language acquisition, and ESL.
Stevenson is an instructor teaching composition in the Department of English at ASU.
Sturges' teaching and research interests include medieval literature (especially Chaucer), the Bible as literature, critical theory, gender studies, lesbian/gay/queer studies, and opera.
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.
Tait studies 19th century British literature. She also teaches composition courses, including 100- and 200-level academic, analytical and reflective writing.
Thieme's main teaching interests are technical and business writing. She is the Associate Director of Writing Programs.
Ayanna Thompson is a Regents Professor of English at Arizona State University, and the Director of the Arizona Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies (ACMRS).
Tohe has written and co-authored five books. She is the Navajo Nation Poet Laureate for 2015-2019.
Tompkins specializes in Latin American literature and cultural production, theory and film. She leads the new online Spanish Translation Certificate and runs a very successful summer abroad program in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Elly van Gelderen is a syntactician interested in language change. Her work shows how regular syntactic change (grammaticalization and the linguistic cycle) provides insight in the Faculty of Language.
Vasquez work has focused on confluences of melancholy and masculinity throughout a range of American genre film from the silent period into the first decades of the 21st century.
Voaden's areas of specialization includes the writings of medieval women visionaries, hagiography, and late-14th century English literature.
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.
Waters teaches composition in the Department of English at ASU.
Boyd teaches undergraduate courses in writing, as well as the graduate seminars: Composition Theory and Compostion and Feminism.
Webb's research interests include first-year writing, rhetoric, service-learning, technology, and multimodality.
Wegner teaches composition for the Department of English at ASU and is the web-editor of Yucca Press.
Trained as a scholar, Wells negotiates the world through memoir and fiction, as Cornelia Wells, and poetry, as Corri Elizabeth.
Wheeler's research interests include the history of rhetoric and environmental rhetoric.
Although Julianne White really loves all of the literature of the British Victorian and Modern periods, she is especially devoted to the poetry of Yeats and the idea of metaphor.
Wilson teaches composition and is the Indigenous rhetoric coordinator in the Department of English.
Wolfe teaches composition in the Department of English at Arizona State University.
Emily Zarka holds a Ph.D. in British Romantic Literature and her research examines human history as monster history. In addition to teaching classes at ASU, Zarka is the writer and host of Monstrum for PBS Digital Studios.