Professor Aaron Baker

Aaron Baker named Interim Chair of English

By

Kristen LaRue-Sandler

Professor Aaron Baker, a film and media studies specialist, has been named Interim Chair of the Department of English at ASU, July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017.

Humanities Dean George Justice said in his announcement on June 30 that, “Aaron brings his background as scholar and teacher of film and his strong administrative experience as director of Film and Media Studies to the role. . . . We will announce the full leadership slate in English for the year when we can.”

Baker assumes the role recently vacated by Professor Mark Lussier, who was Chair from June 2013-June 2016.

A national search for a permanent Chair of English is ongoing, helmed by Duane Roen, a Vice Provost and Dean at the Polytechnic campus.