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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Devoney Looser

Looser is an internationally recognized literary critic and expert in British women’s writings, the history of the novel, and Jane Austen. Her essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, and the TLS.

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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.

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Paul Matsuda

Paul Kei Matsuda is Professor of English and the Director of Second Language Writing.

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T. McNally
Director of Creative Writing, 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."

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Keith Miller

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

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Richard Newhauser

Prof. Newhauser has a PhD in English, with an emphasis on Medieval Studies. His areas of research interest include the moral tradition in intellectual history and sensory studies (sensology).

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Shirley Rose
Director of Writing Programs , Professor

Professor of English and Director of ASU Writing Programs, with a research focus on writing program administration, citation studies, and archival research. Director of the WPA Consultant-Evaluator Service.

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Robert Sturges

Robert Sturges is a Professor of English at ASU, and also serves as the department's Director of Undergraduate Studies. Bob's teaching and research interests include medieval literature and LGBTQ Studies.

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Laura Tohe

Laura Tohe has written and co-authored five books. She is the Navajo Nation Poet Laureate for 2015-2019.

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Sally Ball
Associate Professor

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

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Matthew Bell
Assoc Professor

Matt 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.

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Patricia Boyd
Associate Professor
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Taylor Corse
Director of Literature, Associate Professor

Corse is an Associate Professor and Director of the LIterature Area in the Department of English at Arizona State University.

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Jessica Early
Director of English Education, Associate Professor

Jessica Early, Associate Professor of English at Arizona State University, is a scholar of English Education and secondary literacy. She is the Director of English Education and the Central Arizona Writing Project at ASU.

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Peter Goggin
Associate Professor
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Shavawn Berry

Ms. 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.

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Patrick Bixby
Affiliated Faculty

Dr. 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.

Robert Bjork
Foundation Professor

Robert 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.

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Cheyenne Black
Graduate Teaching Associate

Cheyenne L. Black teaches composition and poetry and serves as the editor-in-chief for Hayden's Ferry Review at Arizona State University where she is an MFA candidate and Virginia G. Piper global fellow.

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James Blasingame
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Thomas Bonfiglio

Bonfiglio teaches composition for the Department of English.

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Chloe Boxer
Grad Teaching Associate

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.

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Patricia Boyd
Associate Professor
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Graduate Teaching Associate
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David Boyles

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

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Christopher Bradley
Senior Lecturer MY
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Jacqueline Brady

Brady is an instructor in the Department of English.

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Bryan Brayboy
Affiliated Faculty

Bryan McKinley Jones 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.

Daniel Brendza
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Jessica Brown
Graduate Teaching Associate
Alana Brussin

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

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Jason Bryant

Bryant is a Ph.D. in American Literature at Arizona State University. His primary research and teaching areas are contemporary American literature, queer and LGBT issues, race, ethnicity, and social identity theories.

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Nathaniel Bump

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

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