Faculty

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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Name
Expertise
Norman Dubie
Regents Professor

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.

480-965-2407
Ross-Blakley Hall 218 PO Box 871401
Alberto Rios
Piper Center Director and University Professor

Ríos is the author of 10 books and chapbooks of poetry, three collections of short stories, and a memoir. In 2013, he was designated the inaugural Arizona Poet Laureate.

480-965-3800
Ross-Blakley Hall 220 PO Box 871401
Elly Van Gelderen
Regents Professor

van Gelderen is a syntactician interested in language change. Her work shows how regular syntactic change (grammaticalization and the linguistic cycle) provides insight in the Faculty of Language.

480-965-3535
Ross-Blakley Hall 327 PO Box 871401
Krista Ratcliffe
Department Chair, Professor

Ratcliffe's research focuses on intersections of rhetoric, feminist theory, and critical race studies.

Ross-Blakley Hall 170E PO Box 871401
Robert Bjork
Foundation Professor

Bjork specializes in Old English language and literature as well as Old Norse, modern Swedish, and medical writing. He was educated at Pomona College and UCLA.

480-965-4659
Ross-Blakley Hall 249
Neal Lester
Professor

Lester's specialization is African American literary and cultural studies.

480-727-7030
250 East Lemon Street Discovery Hall, Suite 112
Doris Warriner
Associate Chair, Associate Professor

Warriner is a linguistic anthropologist of education who uses ethnographic methods to examine the educational, social, political, economic, and ideological dimensions of immigration and transnationalism.

480-727-6967
Ross-Blakley Hall 170D PO Box 871401
Bradley Ryner
Associate Chair, Associate Professor

Ryner's teaching interests include Shakespeare and Renaissance drama; British literature to 1700; drama as a genre; literary theory and cultural studies.

480-965-1140
Ross-Blakley Hall 170C PO Box 871401
Karen Adams
Professor, Director of Graduate Studies

Adams research interests are in the study of language in its social and linguistic context. She is the director of English graduate studies.

480-965-3013
Ross-Blakley Hall 156 PO Box 871401
Joni Adamson
Professor

Adamson is professor of environmental humanities and director of the environmental humanities Initiative at the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability at ASU.

480-727-3675
Ross-Blakley Hall 210 PO Box 871401
Aaron Baker
Director of Film and Media Studies, Professor

Baker's research focuses primarily on sports culture, film authorship and the representation of race, ethnicity and gender in American cinema.

489-965-3168
Ross-Blakley Hall 370 PO Box 871401
James Blasingame
Professor

Blasingame focuses on young adult literature, Indigenous education, secondary writing instruction, preparing pre-service teachers, and cowboy poetry.

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Ross-Blakley Hall 349 PO Box 871401
Ronald Broglio
Director of Literature, Professor

Broglio's research focuses on how philosophy and aesthetics can help us rethink the relationship between humans and the environment.

Ross-Blakley Hall 339 PO Box 871401
Gregory Castle
Professor

Gregory Castle teaches literature and theory. His books include Modernism and the Celtic Revival, Reading the Modernist Bildungsroman, Literary Theory Handbook, A History of the Modernist Novel, A History of Irish Modernism.

480-965-0856
Ross-Blakley Hall 262 PO Box 871401
Deborah Clarke
Professor

Clarke's primary field is 20th century American fiction.

480-965-7405
Maureen Goggin
Director of Writing, Rhetorics, Literacy; Professor

Goggin is author, editor, and co-editor of 11 scholarly books and several editions of a textbook and a pedagogical book.

480-965-3168
Ross-Blakley Hall 224 PO Box 871401
David Hawkes
Professor

Hawkes’ academic specialty is the poetry of John Milton. However, his publications span a variety of fields ranging from Darwinism, zombies and torture to, Chomsky, magic, and McCarthyism.

Ross-Blakley Hall 204 PO Box 871401
Elizabeth Horan
Professor

Horan holds a doctorate in literature from UC Santa Cruz. She publishes on Latin American and U.S. literature, biography, gender studies, translation, spy and detective (crime) fiction.

480-965-7300
Ross-Blakley Hall 358 PO Box 871401
Tara Ison
Professor

Ison is the author of three novels ("The List," "A Child out of Alcatraz," and "Rockaway"), Ball, a short story collection, and a collection of essays, Reeling Through Life: How I Learned to Live, Love, and Die at the Movies.

Ross-Blakley Hall 216 PO Box 871401
George Justice
Professor (FSC)

Justice is a specialist in 18th century British literature, author and editor of scholarship on the literary marketplace, authorship, and women's writing.

Ross-Blakley Hall 360 PO Box 871401

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Expertise
Steven Abell
Grad Teaching Assistant
Ross-Blakley Hall 101CB PO Box 871401
Heather Ackerman
Instructor

Ackerman teaches composition for the Department of English at ASU

Ross-Blakley Hall 205AB PO Box 871401
Karen Adams
Professor, Director of Graduate Studies

Adams research interests are in the study of language in its social and linguistic context. She is the director of English graduate studies.

480-965-3013
Ross-Blakley Hall 156 PO Box 871401
Joni Adamson
Professor

Adamson is professor of environmental humanities and director of the environmental humanities Initiative at the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability at ASU.

480-727-3675
Ross-Blakley Hall 210 PO Box 871401
Grad Teaching Assistant
Danielle Alfandre
Lecturer

Alfandre has been with ASU since 2012 and leads an annual, faculty-directed study abroad to Costa Rica.

Ross-Blakley Hall 239 PO Box 871401
Katie Alford
Grad Teaching Assistant
Ross-Blakley Hall 101AA PO Box 871401
Meghan Bacino
Lecturer

Bacino is from Northwest Indiana (near Chicago) and attended Michigan State University for both undergraduate and graduate school. She enjoys music, dance, and writing.

Ross-Blakley Hall 239 PO Box 871401
Balbir Backhaus
Instructor
480-965-3535
Ross-Blakley Hall 205AB PO Box 871401
Aaron Baker
Director of Film and Media Studies, Professor

Baker's research focuses primarily on sports culture, film authorship and the representation of race, ethnicity and gender in American cinema.

489-965-3168
Ross-Blakley Hall 370 PO Box 871401
Cajsa Baldini
Clinical Associate Professor

Baldini's research interests are concentrated on British and European 19th century literature and culture.

480-965-7755
Ross-Blakley Hall 148 PO Box 871401
Sally Ball
Associate Professor

Ball is the author of "Wreck Me" and "Annus Mirabilis," both from Barrow Street Press. She's an associate director of Four Way Books.

480-965-5829
Ross-Blakley Hall 355 PO Box 871401
Shomit Barua
Instructor

Barua is an instructor with the Writing Programs, Barrett Honors College and W.P. Carey School of Business.

Ross-Blakley Hall 205AB PO Box 871401
Jennifer Baum
Faculty Associate
Ross-Blakley Hall 101AB PO Box 871401
Lee Bebout
Assoc Professor

Bebout has authored two books: "Mythohistorical Interventions: The Chicano Movement and Its Legacies" and "Whiteness on the Border: Mapping the US Racial Imagination in Brown and White."

Ross-Blakley Hall 241 PO Box 871401
Matthew Bell
Director of Creative Writing, Associate Professor

Bell is the author of the novels "Scrapper" and "In the House upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods," the collection "A Tree or a Person or a Wall," and several other books.

480-965-1208
Ross-Blakley Hall 214 PO Box 871401
Grad Teaching Assistant
Ross-Blakley Hall 101AA PO Box 871401
Linda Bergquist
Instructor
480-965-3535
Ross-Blakley Hall 203AA PO Box 871401
Shavawn Berry
Instructor

Berry's research interests include creative writing, professional and technical writing, editing, and branding/social media. She holds an MPW in Creative Nonfiction and Memoir.

809-653-1686
Ross-Blakley Hall 202AC PO Box 871401

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