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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.
Goodman's research and teaching ranges across several fields, including U.S. literature and culture, human rights, dissident literatures, and Jewish studies.
Jacob Greene researches emerging modes of digital and location-based writing.
Irish studies the literature and culture of 16th-century England, with a particular focus on the history of emotion.
Irish's fiction and poetry appears widely in journals and magazines and she is a frequent collaborator on public arts projects.
Ore's work examines the suasive strategies of aggrieved communities as they operate within a post-emancipation historical context.
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.
Conway teaches linguistics and second language acquisition theory.
A professional science fiction author since 1978, Cook teaches courses in American and British Literature as well as Arizona State University's first online course in Science Fiction.
Cooney teaches composition.
Corse is director of the literature area in the Department of English at ASU.
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.
Crook is an instructor in the Department of English.
Cruser was born and raised in the mountains of North Carolina. She received an M.F.A. in creative writing from ASU in 2005. She is the co-founder of the Visual Text Project.
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.