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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Christine Holbo
Director of Assessment, Associate Professor

Holbo studies American literature from the age of sentiment to the modernist era.

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Mark James
Associate Professor

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).

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Kathleen Lamp-Fortuno
Director of Writing, Rhetorics and Literacies; Associate Professor

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.

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Joe Lockard
Associate Professor

Lockard co-founded the Prison English project (now the Prison Education Program) and continues to teach a weekly poetry workshop at Florence State Prison.

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Elenore Long
Associate Professor

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

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Edward Mallot
Associate Professor

Mallot researches postwar British literature, postcolonial studies, gender and sexuality studies, and contemporary global/Anglophone literature, and contemporary South Asian literatures in English.

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Aya Matsuda
Director of Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Associate Professor

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.

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Matthew Prior
Associate Professor

Prior holds a doctorate in second language acquisition. He teaches courses in qualitative methods, discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, TESOL, and second language acquisition.

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Claudia Sadowski-Smith
Associate Professor

Sadowski-Smith works in border and migration studies. She is author of "The New Immigrant Whiteness: Race, Neoliberalism, and Post-Soviet Migration to the United States," "Border Fictions, and "Globalization on the Line."

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Kevin Sandler
Director of Film and Media Studies, Associate Professor

Sandler has published in a wide number of anthologies and journals including Cinema Journal, Animation Journal, and The Velvet Light Trap.

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Bryan Smith
Associate Professor

Smith teaches a wide selection of courses in areas within applied linguistics. His research focuses on computer-assisted language learning.

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Natalie Diaz
Assistant 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."

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Elizabeth Durand
Assistant Professor

Durand's current study examines how middle school students engage young adult literature in the context of a Youth Participatory Action Research after-school program.

Sarah Florini
Assistant Professor

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.

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Melissa Free
Assistant Professor

Free's current book project is “‘That Indefinable Something Besides’: Southern Africa, British Identity, and the Authorial Informant,”

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Brian Goodman
Asst Professor

Goodman's research and teaching ranges across several fields, including U.S. literature and culture, human rights, dissident literatures, and Jewish studies.

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Mark Hannah
Assistant Professor

Mark Hannah's research examines what it means for scholars and non-academic practitioners to work successfully within and across professional and disciplinary boundaries.

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Julia Himberg
Assistant Professor

Himberg's research interest include television, digital media, gender, sexuality, queer theory, industry studies, consumer culture, advertising, and market research.

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Bradley Irish
Assistant Professor

Irish studies the literature and culture of 16th-century England, with a particular focus on the history of emotion.

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Heather Maring
Assistant Professor

Maring explores the way that early English poems draw upon oral, literary, and ritual forms of signification for their meaning.

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Jeremy Carr
Faculty Assoc

Carr's interests include Arizona Identity in the Western Film, International Cinema, and Emerging Digital Media.

Karen Carter
Faculty Associate
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Gregory Castle

Castle teaches Irish Studies, Modernism, and Critical Theory. His books include "Modernism and the Celtic Revival," "Reading the Modernist Bildungsroman," "The Literary Theory Handbook," "A History of the Modernist Novel,"

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Shersta Chabot
Faculty Assoc

Chabot teaches composition for the Department of English.

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Grad Teaching Assistant
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Graduate Teaching Assistant
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Pauline Cheong
Affiliated Faculty

Interdisciplinary scholar in the cultural implications of communication technologies, mediated developments for authority, religion, community & civic engagement. Multiple awards for teaching & international scholarship.

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Angela Christie

Christie holds Doctorate, Master’s, and Bachelor’s Degrees in English with emphases respectively in cultural studies, composition and rhetoric, and American literature.

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Grad Teaching Assistant
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Deborah Clarke

Clarke's primary field is 20th century American fiction.

David Cleveland

David Cleveland

Instructor: Arizona State University

English Department

MTESL Arizona State University

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Reese Conner

He teaches first-year composition courses as well as the occasional poetry workshop. He lives in Tempe, Arizona with his wife and their three cats.

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Elizabeth Conway
Faculty Assoc

Conway teaches linguistics and second language acquisition theory.

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Paul Cook
Principal Lecturer MY
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Emily Cooney

Dr. Cooney is an instructor in the Department of English who teaches composition.

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Taylor Corse
Director of Literature, Associate Professor

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

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Aaron Crippen

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.

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Heather Crook

Crook is an instructor in the Department of English.

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Laura Cruser

Cruser was born and raised in the mountains of North Carolina. She received an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Arizona State University in December 2005, and is currently an instructor in the English department at ASU.

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