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
Ross-Blakley Hall 253 PO Box 871401
Kathleen Lamp-Fortuno
Director of Writing, Rhetorics and Literacies; Associate Professor
Ross-Blakley Hall 161 PO Box 871401
Elenore Long
Associate Professor
Ross-Blakley Hall 243 PO Box 871401
Associate Professor
Ross-Blakley Hall 231 PO Box 871401
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.

Ross-Blakley Hall 159 PO Box 871401
Matthew Prior
Associate Professor

Matthew T. Prior holds a Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition. He teaches courses in qualitative methods, discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, TESOL, and second language acquisition.

Ross-Blakley Hall 258 PO Box 871401
Kevin Sandler
Director of Film and Media Studies, Associate Professor
Ross-Blakley Hall 167 PO Box 871401
Natalie Diaz
Assistant Professor

Natalie 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
Elizabeth Durand
Assistant Professor

Dr. Durand is an assistant professor in English Education in the Department of English at ASU.

Ross-Blakley Hall 229 PO Box 871401
Assistant Professor

Sarah Florini holds a PhD in Communication and Culture from Indiana University. Her research focuses on the intersection of emerging media, Black American cultural production, and racial politics.

Ross-Blakley Hall 247 PO Box 871401
Julia Himberg
Assistant Professor
Ross-Blakley Hall 333 PO Box 871401
Bradley Irish
Assistant Professor
Ross-Blakley Hall 227 PO Box 871401
Heather Maring
Assistant Professor
Ross-Blakley Hall 347 PO Box 871401


Jessica Brown
Graduate Teaching Associate
Robert Bruce
Web Developer, CLAS

Bruce is tasked in creating custom applications for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences that help drive decision making and compliance across the college units.

Ross-Blakley Hall 202AA PO Box 871401
Ross-Blakley Hall 202AC PO Box 871401
Karen Carter
Faculty Associate
Ross-Blakley Hall 101AB PO Box 871401
Gregory Castle

Professor 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,

Ross-Blakley Hall 262 PO Box 871401
Shersta Chabot
Faculty Assoc
Ross-Blakley Hall 203AB PO Box 871401
Grad Teaching Assistant
Ross-Blakley Hall 101AB PO Box 871401
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Ross-Blakley Hall 101AB PO Box 871401
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.

P.O. Box 871205, Stauffer Hall 462
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.

Ross-Blakley Hall 203AA PO Box 871401
Grad Teaching Assistant
Ross-Blakley Hall 101BB PO Box 871401
Faculty Associate
Ross-Blakley Hall 101CA PO Box 871401
Deborah Clarke

Deborah Clarke is the Vice Provost for Academic Personnel in the University Provost's Office and Professor in ASU's Department of English. Her primary field is twentieth century American fiction.

David Cleveland

David Cleveland

Instructor: Arizona State University

English Department

MTESL Arizona State University

Ross-Blakley Hall 201AA PO Box 871401