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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.
Peterson's work focuses on the documentation, revitalization, and maintenance of endangered Indigenous languages, primarily in the Southwest, Canada, and Oceania.
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.
Saidy's research focuses on writing and writing transitions with secondary students, teachers in professional development groups, and students entering college.
Cryer teaches writing at Arizona State University. His poetry collection, 'Selected Proverbs', won Elixir Press' 2016 Antivenom Poetry Award.
Along with his full-time teaching duties, Danielson is also pursing a doctorate in English literature and creative writing.
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.
Dennis teaches composition and professional writing in the Department of English at Arizona State University.
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."
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.
Aviva Dove-Viebahn's diverse interests include television and new media; gender and its representation in popular culture; community formation; and the role of the spectator in our digital age.
Drnjevic teaches composition in the Department of English. He holds degrees in English and Political Science, English Literature, Finance, and Library Science.
Norman 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 current study examines how middle school students engage young adult literature in the context of a Youth Participatory Action Research after-school program.
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.