Faculty

The Department of English faculty is internationally renowned for innovative research and teaching and explores pan-world expression of the English language and its literatures, which span the global yet connect directly to the local. Our active and engaged group of teachers, scholars, and students pursue research in a number of traditional disciplines—such as creative writing, education, film and media studies, linguistics, literature, and rhetoric and composition—and also conduct research and publish work on the cutting edge of interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary fields—from border studies, digital humanities and material culture to literature and science, sustainability, and women’s studies. 

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Name
Expertise
George Justice
Professor (FSC)

Justice is a specialist in 18th century British literature, author and editor of scholarship on the literary marketplace, authorship, and women's writing.

Ross-Blakley Hall 360 PO Box 871401
Peter Lehman
Center Dir & Professor

Lehman is the director of the Center for Film, Media and Popular Culture at ASU.

480-727-9866
Ross-Blakley Hall 255 PO Box 871401
Devoney Looser
Professor

Looser is an internationally recognized critic and expert in British women’s writings, the history of the novel, and Jane Austen. She was named a Guggenheim Fellow in English Literature and an NEH Public Scholar in 2018.

480-965-3925
Ross-Blakley Hall 372 PO Box 871401
Mark Lussier
Professor

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.

480-965-3168
Ross-Blakley Hall 357 PO Box 871401
Paul Matsuda
Professor

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.

480-965-6356
Ross-Blakley Hall 153 PO Box 871401
T. McNally
Professor

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."

480-965-6251
Ross-Blakley Hall 157 PO Box 871401
Keith Miller
Professor

In his research, Miller mainly focuses on the rhetoric and songs of the civil rights movement.

480-965-7893
Ross-Blakley Hall 208 PO Box 871401
Richard Newhauser
Professor

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).

480-965-8139
Ross-Blakley Hall 251 PO Box 871401
Shirley Rose
Director of Writing Programs , Professor

Director of ASU Writing Programs, Rose's research focuses on writing program administration, citation studies, and archival research. She is also director of the WPA Consultant-Evaluator Service.

480-965-3898
Ross-Blakley Hall 154 PO Box 871401
Robert Sturges
Professor

Sturges serves as the department's director of undergraduate studies. His teaching and research interests include medieval literature and LGBTQ studies.

480-965-4861
Ross-Blakley Hall 260 PO Box 871401
Ayanna Thompson
Center Director & Professor
480-965-5900
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Sally Ball
Associate Professor

Ball is the author of "Wreck Me" and "Annus Mirabilis," both from Barrow Street Press. She's an associate director of Four Way Books.

480-965-5829
Ross-Blakley Hall 355 PO Box 871401
Lee Bebout
Assoc Professor

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."

Ross-Blakley Hall 241 PO Box 871401
Matthew Bell
Director of Creative Writing, Associate Professor

Bell is the author of the novels "Scrapper" and "In the House upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods," the collection "A Tree or a Person or a Wall," and several other books.

480-965-1208
Ross-Blakley Hall 214 PO Box 871401
Dan Bivona
Associate Professor

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.

480-965-2789
Ross-Blakley Hall 212 PO Box 871401
Patricia Boyd
Associate Professor

Boyd teaches undergraduate courses in writing, as well as the graduate seminars: Composition Theory and Compostion and Feminism.

480-965-2503
Ross-Blakley Hall 331 PO Box 871401
Taylor Corse
Associate Professor

Corse is director of the literature area in the Department of English at ASU.

480-965-8146
Ross-Blakley Hall 165 PO Box 871401
Natalie Diaz
Associate Professor

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 is "When My Brother Was an Aztec."

Ross-Blakley Hall 341 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
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

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Name
Expertise
Dan Bivona
Associate Professor

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.

480-965-2789
Ross-Blakley Hall 212 PO Box 871401
Patrick Bixby
Affiliated Faculty

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.

602-543-3010
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Robert Bjork
Foundation Professor

Bjork specializes in Old English language and literature as well as Old Norse, modern Swedish, and medical writing. He was educated at Pomona College and UCLA.

480-965-4659
Ross-Blakley Hall 249
James Blasingame
Professor

Blasingame focuses on young adult literature, Indigenous education, secondary writing instruction, preparing pre-service teachers, and cowboy poetry.

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Ross-Blakley Hall 349 PO Box 871401
Thomas Bonfiglio
Instructor

Bonfiglio teaches composition for the Department of English.

480-965-3535
Ross-Blakley Hall 202AA PO Box 871401
Chloe Boxer
Grad Teaching Assistant

Chloë Boxer is a fiction and television writer. She is an MFA candidate in fiction at Arizona State University and a recipient of a Global Residency Fellowship from the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing.

Ross-Blakley Hall 101CA PO Box 871401
Patricia Boyd
Associate Professor

Boyd teaches undergraduate courses in writing, as well as the graduate seminars: Composition Theory and Compostion and Feminism.

480-965-2503
Ross-Blakley Hall 331 PO Box 871401
Jessica Boykin
Graduate Teaching Associate
David Boyles
Instructor

Boyles specializes in popular culture, digital literacy, visual rhetoric, and the rhetoric of higher education.

Ross-Blakley Hall 205AA PO Box 871401
Christopher Bradley
Senior Lecturer MY

Bradley teaches Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Screenwriting in Film and Media Studies, as well as Hollywood Film History.

Ross-Blakley Hall 328 PO Box 871401
Jacqueline Brady
Instructor
Ross-Blakley Hall 203AB PO Box 871401
Bryan Brayboy
Affiliated Faculty

Brayboy (Lumbee) is President's Professor and Borderlands Professor of Indigenous Education and Justice in the School of Social Transformation at ASU, where he currently serves as associate director.

480-965-5327
Daniel Brendza
Emeritus Instructor
480-965-3535
Ross-Blakley Hall 205AB PO Box 871401
Ronald Broglio
Director of Literature, Professor

Broglio's research focuses on how philosophy and aesthetics can help us rethink the relationship between humans and the environment.

Ross-Blakley Hall 339 PO Box 871401
Center Dir & Professor
Alana Brussin
Instructor

Brussin is an Instructor teaching composition for the Department of English.

480-965-3535
Ross-Blakley Hall 202AA PO Box 871401
Jason Bryant
Instructor

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.

Ross-Blakley Hall 205AB PO Box 871401
Nathaniel Bump
Instructor

Bump's research interests include medieval and early-modern literatures with an emphasis in Middle English popular romance.

Ross-Blakley Hall 202AC PO Box 871401

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