Staff

Our award-winning staff supports the academic, administrative, community outreach, research, and pedagogical endeavors of the Department of English. 

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Kira Assad
Academic Success Specialist

Kira Assad assists the Graduate Program Manager in all PhD and MA programs, on campus and online, offered by the Department of English.

480-965-7454
Ross-Blakley Hall 170AB PO Box 871401
Demetria Baker
Program Manager
480-965-3853
Ross-Blakley Hall 121 PO Box 871401
Mollie Connelly-MacNeill
Academic Success Specialist

Mollie graduated summa cum laude from ASU with both a BA and an MA in English. She has returned to the Department of English as of July 2016 to work as an Academic Success Specialist.

Ross-Blakley Hall 162 PO Box 871401
Shauna Dranetz
Academic Success Coordinator

Shauna advises undergraduate students in the Department of English and teaches first year success courses. She has a BA English Literature and BA History from ASU, and an MA English Literature from Colorado State University.

480-965-3168
Ross-Blakley Hall 160 PO Box 871401
Richelle Hubbell-Hudson
Department HR Specialist Sr

Hubbell-Hudson handles the HR fucntions, Payroll reconciliation, Recruitment, DTA, Academic Personnel and Leaves Management for Department of English faculty, staff and students.

480-965-3770
Ross-Blakley Hall (RBHL)
Kristen Larue
Director of Communications, Communications Specialist

LaRue-Sandler manages public relations and outreach for the ASU Department of English. Current responsibilities include strategic communications, event publicity and logistics support, and development and alumni relations.

480-965-7611
Ross-Blakley Hall 170G PO Box 871401
Lorinda Liggins
Business Operations Manager
480-727-3445
Ross-Blakley Hall 156 PO Box 871401
Sheila Luna
Senior Program Manager
480-965-3194
Ross-Blakley Hall 125 PO Box 871401
Ruby Macksoud
Director of Internships, Instructional Professional
480-965-7659
Ross-Blakley Hall 129 PO Box 871401
Bruce Matsunaga
Director of Digital Technology, Associate Research Professional

Matsunaga holds a PhD in English Literature with an emphasis in British Romanticism and Digital Humanities. He is the Director of Digital Technology, Graduate Faculty, and an Academic Professional.

480-965-3884
Ross-Blakley Hall 138 PO Box 871401
Tina Norgren
Office Asst/Receptionist Sr
480-965-3224
Ross-Blakley Hall 130 PO Box 871401
Barbara Patton-Walker
Asst to Director
Ross-Blakley Hall 170B PO Box 871401
Program Manager, Creative Writing
Kristin Rondeau-Guardiola
Business Operations Specialist
480-965-5228
Ross-Blakley Hall 143 PO Box 871401
Sarah Saucedo
Office Coordinator
480-965-5411
Ross-Blakley Hall 170BC PO Box 871401
Linda Sullivan
Assistant Director, Academic Services

Linda Sullivan is the Assistant Director of Academic Services for the Department of English. She has over 25 years of experience in higher education, having spent the last 21 years at ASU.

480-965-3168
Ross-Blakley Hall 170A PO Box 871401
Christopher Wheeler
Coordinator

Chris graduated from DePaul University with a Bachelor of Music in 2012. Now he is an Academic Coordinator for the Department of English where he handles scheduling and advising. Chris recently completed his MBA with ASU.

480-965-8270
Ross-Blakley Hall 158 PO Box 871401