Three Women Appointed to Faculty Posts in the English Department at Arizona State University

Lois Brown has been named director of Arizona State University’s Center for the Study of Race and Democracy and a Foundation Professor in the department of English. She was director of the Center for African American Studies, chair of the African American studies program, and the Class of 1958 Distinguished Professor at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.

Dr. Brown holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and a Ph.D. in English from Boston College.

Aviva Dove-Viebahn has been named assistant professor in the film and media studies program within the department of English. She was a faculty fellow in ASU’s Barrett, The Honors College for the past six years.

Dr. Dove-Viebahn is a graduate of Mary-Baldwin University in Staunton, Virginia, where she double majored in theatre and biochemistry. She holds a master’s degree in art history from the University of Virginia and a Ph.D. in visual and cultural studies from the University of Rochester in New York.

Jenny Irish has been named assistant professor of creative writing in the department. She has been serving as the assistant director of the creative writing program for the past two years.

Irish holds a master’s degree in creative writing from three different universities; Arizona State University, Texas State University, and the University of Texas-Austin.

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