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James Wermers

Course Manager
University Staff, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 0520
Biography

James Wermers is the Digital Humanities Course Manager in the Languages and Cultures faculty in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts and a Faculty Fellow in the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy.

As Digital Humanities Course Manager, James works with faculty in English, the humanities, and communication to develop and deploy engaging and innovative digital pedagogy, as well as teaches courses in composition, film, gender studies, literature, philosophy, and religious studies.

As Faculty Fellow, James works with CSRD on a variety of community program, including the "Philosophy and Film Series" and "Words on Wheels."

Education
Research Interests
  • Digital Humanities
  • Basic Writing
  • Shakespeare
  • Early Modern English Literature and Culture
  • Gender and Women's Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Film and Popular Cuture
Publications
  • Lafford, Barbara, Carmen King de Ramirez and James Wermers. “Issues and Challenges in the Assessment of Online Language Teacher Performance.” Assessment Across Online Education. Eds. Stephanie Link and Jinrong Li. Equinox Publishing Ltd, 2018.
  • McNeil, Elizabeth, James E. Wermers, and Joshua O. Lunn, eds. Mapping Queer Space(s) of Praxis and Pedagogy. Springer, 2017.
  • “A Rogue or a King?: Locating Shakespeare in the Shakespeare’s Globe London Cinema Series.” Locating Shakespeare in the Twenty-First Century. Ed. Kelli Marshall and Gabrielle Malcolm. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012. 28-37. (Cambridge Scholars’ book of the month for January 2013)
  • Burrell, Christopher and James Wermers. “Why Does Precious Have to Shuffle?: Teaching with Lee Daniels’ ‘Adaptation.’” Rock the House: Essays on the Work of Sapphire. Eds. Elizabeth McNeil, Neal Lester, DoVeanna Fulton Minor, and Lynette Myles. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. 211-226.
  • “Sex in the Wooden O: Exploring a Hetero v. Queer Matrix in the USF Productions of Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing and the Merchant of Venice.” Journal of the Wooden O Symposium 10 (2010): 60-76.

 

Research Activity
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 321Shakespeare
ENG 466Studies in International Film
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
PHI 105Intro to Ethics
ENG 301Writing for the Professions
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 321Shakespeare
ENG 466Studies in International Film
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 321Shakespeare
ENG 466Studies in International Film
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
PHI 105Intro to Ethics
ENG 301Writing for the Professions
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
WAC 101Intro to Academic Writing
PHI 105Intro to Ethics
ENG 321Shakespeare
ENG 466Studies in International Film
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 321Shakespeare
ENG 466Studies in International Film
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 101First-Year Composition
PHI 105Intro to Ethics
ENG 321Shakespeare
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
WST 100Women, Gender, and Society
WAC 101Intro to Academic Writing
PHI 105Intro to Ethics
ENG 321Shakespeare
ENG 466Studies in International Film
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 321Shakespeare
ENG 466Studies in International Film
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 101First-Year Composition
PHI 101Introduction to Philosophy
ENG 301Writing for the Professions
ENG 321Shakespeare
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
WAC 101Intro to Academic Writing
PHI 101Introduction to Philosophy
ENG 321Shakespeare
ENG 466Studies in International Film
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 201World Literature
ENG 321Shakespeare
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
PHI 101Introduction to Philosophy
ENG 230Introduction to Film Studies
ENG 321Shakespeare
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
WST 100Women, Gender, and Society
ENG 230Introduction to Film Studies
ENG 294Special Topics
ENG 321Shakespeare
Honors / Awards
  • CSRD Award for Excellence in Service and Community Outreach (2018)
  • CCCC Research Initiative Grant (PI) (2014-2015)
  • Best Instructor, ASU Summer Bridge Program (2011)
  • Canon Leadership Project Award, Arizona State University (2010)
  • Milton O. Riepe Fellowship, University of Arizona (2009)
  • Ruth Gardner Award for Teaching, University of Arizona (2007)
Editorships
  • Associate Editor, Center for the Study of Race and Democracy Blog