About Us

Associate Professor

Owen Anderson studies the Philosophy of Religion and Religion in America. He has authored books exploring the relationship between reason, God, and the good. His research interests include reason and common ground.

Associate Professor

Akua Duku Anokye is a sociolinguist with research on African Diaspora orality & literacy, folklore, discourse analysis, oral history specializing in Ghanaian culture, religion, storytelling, dance, and social justice.

Associate Professor

Becky Ball is a field ecologist studying the impacts of global environmental change (such as air pollution, species loss, and climate change) on soil ecosystems. Currently her research has focused on desert and polar soils.

School Director and Professor

Scott Barclay's research project explores the interplay of political, demographic, and social movement factors that influence the deployment of law. He has a PhD in Political Science from Northwestern University..

Assistant Professor

Dr. Behl's areas of expertise are Gender and Politics; Race, Ethnicity, and Politics; Democracy and Citizenship; Indian Politics; Feminist and Interpretive Methodology; Sikhs and Sikh Diaspora.

Emeritus Professor

Statistician. Has held positions at Florida State University, North Carolina State University, Arizona State University, and the National Science Foundation. ASA Fellow and IMS Fellow.

Associate Professor

Dr. Bixby's research falls primarily under the heading of Irish studies, but also addresses British modernism, postcolonial theory and criticism, Continental philosophy, and issues of travel, mobility, and the body.

Assistant Professor

Broatch is a statistician who specializes in mixed models and the application of those models to educational data, the development of statistics education, and plays a key role in a number of interdisciplinary projects.

Associate Professor

Mary H. Burleson is an Associate Professor in Psychology. She earned her Ph.D. in Psychology (Behavioral Neuroscience program) from Arizona State University in 1994. Her postdoctoral training was at Ohio State University in t

Associate Professor

Dr. Cahill’s research focuses on environmental and analytical chemistry. Most of the research involves determining organic pollutants in the atmosphere and relating these chemicals back to their sources.




Dr. Josep De Alcaraz-Fossoul is a forensic scientist, lecturer and researcher who earned a PhD in Molecular Biology and a MSc in Criminalistics.

Faculty Associate

Charles Deutch's research focuses on the physiological and biochemical mechanisms by which bacteria adapt to high-salt environments and the potential implications for medicine and environmental biology. He teaches part time.

Assistant Professor

Theresa Devine, MFA is an artist and a scholar whose interdisciplinary research draws on the subjects of games, play, psychology, aesthetics, ethics and social transformation.


Dr. Dietrich is the Program Lead for the Applied Computing program at ASU’s West campus. Dr. Dietrich's current research focuses on computer science education, especially databases, and interdisciplinary collaborations.


Professor/Dr. Donovan has taught various chemistry and biology courses for Arizona State University for the past 11 years and is actively involved in research and curriculum development for online courses in particular.


Dr. Mary Anne Duggan holds a PhD in Educational Psychology with a concentration in Learning. Her research centers on the motivation of teachers to learn the teaching craft as well as the social ecology of the classroom.

Assistant Professor

Dr. Duran is interested in how complex cognitive processes are revealed in the dynamical processes of movement and language, both within individuals and across people in basic and applied domains.