Applied Project Directors

Students in the MA English Online program will produce a project under the supervision of an Applied Project Director (Chair). Students will choose their Applied Project Director by reaching out to a professor they took an ENG/LIN class with and receive permission from them to chair their project or from any faculty member from the list below. 

For more information on the Applied Project for the MA English Online Program, see the MA English Online Handbook.


Karen Adams
Professor, Director of Graduate Studies

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

Ross-Blakley Hall 156 PO Box 871401
Cajsa Baldini
Clinical Associate Professor
Ross-Blakley Hall 148 PO Box 871401
Patricia Boyd
Associate Professor
Ross-Blakley Hall 331 PO Box 871401
Gregory Castle

Professor Castle teaches Irish Studies, Modernism, and Critical Theory. His books include Modernism and the Celtic Revival, Reading the Modernist Bildungsroman, The Literary Theory Handbook, A History of the Modernist Novel,

Ross-Blakley Hall 262 PO Box 871401
Taylor Corse
Director of Literature, Associate Professor

Corse is an Associate Professor and Director of the LIterature Area in the Department of English at Arizona State University.

Ross-Blakley Hall 165 PO Box 871401
Steve Farmer
Principal Lecturer MY
Ross-Blakley Hall 352 PO Box 871401
Elizabeth Horan

A Professor in the Dept. of English, Horan holds the PhD in Literature from UC, Santa Cruz. She publishes on Latin American & US Literature, Biography, Gender Studies, Translation, Spy and Detective (Crime) Fiction.

Ross-Blakley Hall 358 PO Box 871401
Kathleen Lamp-Fortuno
Director of Writing, Rhetorics and Literacies; Associate Professor

Prof. Lamp's primary research interest is in the history of rhetoric, specifically Roman rhetoric. She is the area director of WRL and the past president of the American Society for the History Rhetoric.

Ross-Blakley Hall 161 PO Box 871401
Elenore Long
Associate Professor
Ross-Blakley Hall 243 PO Box 871401
Devoney Looser

Looser is an internationally recognized literary critic and expert in British women’s writings, the history of the novel, and Jane Austen. Her essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, and the TLS.

Ross-Blakley Hall 372 PO Box 871401
Mark Lussier

Professor Lussier specializes in European Romanticism, and his research has explored the relation of literature and art with religion and science. Recent work focuses on medical humanities.

Ross-Blakley Hall 357 PO Box 871401
Edward Mallot
Associate Professor

Mallot researches postwar British literature, postcolonial studies, gender and sexuality studies, and contemporary global/Anglophone literature, and contemporary South Asian literatures in English.

Ross-Blakley Hall 231 PO Box 871401
Bruce Matsunaga
Director of Digital Technology, Associate Research Professional

Dr. 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.

Ross-Blakley Hall 138 PO Box 871401
Keith Miller

In his research, Keith Miller mainly focuses on the rhetoric and songs of the civil rights movement.

Ross-Blakley Hall 208 PO Box 871401