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.



Associate Professor

Arthur J. Sabatini, PhD, Associate Professor of Performance Studies, has published studies on 20th-21st artists and performance. His creative productions include multi-disciplinary performances, theater and installations

Clinical Associate Professor

Dr. Susannah Sandrin is a course coordinator and instructor in environmental sciences. She is also an active researcher in the area of science education & the influence of families and society on children's science interests.

Vice Provost, Dean, Professor

Todd Sandrin serves as vice provost of ASU's West campus, dean of the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, and professor in the School of Mathematical and Natural Science focusing on microbial biosignatures.

Associate Professor

Julia Sarreal is a historian who studies the economic and cultural history of the Río de la Plata region of South America. Her current book project uses yerba mate as a lens for studying the history of Argentina.

Senior Lecturer

Paul Schmidtke earned his Ph.D. in Astronomy at The Ohio State University. He has worked for Kitt Peak National Observatory in Tucson and the Center of High-Angular Resolution Astronomy at Georgia State University in Atlanta.


Nanette Schuster loves teaching English courses, including composition, writing across the curriculum and reflective essays. Her research interests include composition pedagogy, rhetoric, and African American literature.

Associate Professor

Associate Professor, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Director of the ASU Program on Law and Behavioral Science.