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.




Tiffany Chen Raiser teaches ENG courses and supports students pursuing study abroad opportunities. Contact info: Tiffany.Raiser@asu.edu.

Associate Dean, Barrett, Associate Professor

Ramsey Eric Ramsey is a continental philosopher whose books and essays deal with hermeneutics, questions concerning the ethical practice of communication, and aesthetics.


Renee G. Rivers, Writing Instructor, holds an M.A. in English, Composition and Rhetoric from SUNY Brockport, 33 German credits via the Goethe-Institut-Muenchen and teaches First-Year, Creative and Travel Writing.

Associate Professor

Dr. Roberts studies emotion and emotion regulation using cultural and biological (psychophysiological) approaches. She studies clinical and neurological populations, couples, stress, and sleep.

Associate Professor

Elias Robles received his PhD in psychology from the University of Arizona. His research interests include health-impacting behavior such as impulsiveness, risk taking, addictions, self-control, and self-regulation.

Associate Professor

Dr. Ron’s research focuses around two central themes: the political and normative dimensions of the history of political economy, and the democratic theory of the public sphere.