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Stephanie DeLuse

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Barrett Honors College
Princ Lect RMY+Hon Fac Fellow
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1612
Student Information:
Undergraduate Student
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The College of Lib Arts & Sci

Biography: 

Stephanie R. deLusé is a principal honors faculty fellow in Barrett. Among other things, she teaches and writes. Her writing appears in literary journals including The MacGuffin, Rougarou, The Griffin, Gemini Magazine, Emrys, Wild Violet Magazine, The Legendary, and TRIVIA: Voices in Feminism, in popular press books (e.g., The Psychology of Survivor, The Psychology of Joss Whedon, and The Psychology of Superheroes), and in academic journals including in press or in Issues in Integrative StudiesFamily and Conciliation Courts Review, Family Processes and International Journal in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. She edited and wrote the forward for Nightwing: Reflections of a Traditional Shaman, and her authored books include two public history books, one on the history of ASU aptly named "Arizona State University" (2012, co-author), among other finished or in-progress projects.

An experienced educator and administrator, she was recently invited (2017) as one of three international experts to a symposium in Japan on nurturing talents for global citizenship in regard to the possibilities and challenges of small liberal arts programs inside big research universities, and to work with faculty around a new interdisciplinary degree at Okayama University. As a psychologist, her experience includes designing, implementing, disseminating, and evaluating divorce education programs via grant-driven work and an NIMH-funded pre-doctoral fellowship in prevention and intervention science at the Prevention Research Center (now REACH) at Arizona State University.

Before joining Barrett, Professor deLusé served three years as associate faculty firector in the Interdisciplinary Studies program at Arizona State University, her academic home for eight years. While there, among other things, she was the Faculty Senator, Chair of the Personnel Committee and lead study abroad programs to London, England that involved students completing internships. She also developed new courses such as “Theories and Applications of Organizational Studies,” “Diversity and Organizations,” to help anchor new degree programs in Organizational Studies and Leaderhsip, and her signature senior seminars of “Money and Meaning” and “Money, Medicine, and Morals,” in addition to teaching the core courses of “Foundations of Interdisciplinary Studies,” “Interdisciplinary Inquiry,” and “Applied Interdisciplinary Studies.”

Her current teaching focus is “The Human Event” sequence, as well as the “Internship” course, History of Ideas, and senior seminars. (See the "Public Works" tab in this profile for more information.) Her service work at Barrett has included serving on numerous student thesis committess, every faculty standing committee at one time or another (like Admissions, Curriculum, Personnel, Travel Programs) and various ad joc committees or work groups, as well as chairing the Promotion Committee for two years. She earned her doctorate and master's in psychology, and her bachelor's communication (multi-focal emphases on interpersonal, organizational, and intercultural), with a minor equivalent in business. In addition she holds certificates and licenses in other fields.

Education: 
  • Ph.D. Psychology, Arizona State University
  • Master's degree. Psychology,  Arizona State University
  • B.S. Communication, Arizona State University 
Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 272The Human Event
HON 493Honors Thesis
HON 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 171The Human Event
HON 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 272The Human Event
HON 394Special Topics
HON 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 272The Human Event
HON 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 171The Human Event
HON 394Special Topics
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 171The Human Event
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 272The Human Event
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 171The Human Event
HON 370History of Ideas
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 272The Human Event
HON 394Special Topics
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 171The Human Event
HON 484Internship
Honors / Awards: 

Her "public work" includes extensive interaction with the local community in the research and writing of her Arizona State University and Legendary Locals of Tempe public history books. But working with students to facilitate them being the best thinkers, citizens, and people they can be is an on-going form of "service" she values.

Relatedly, in addition to one of her syllabi being selected by the Association for Interdisciplinary Studies as a model of best practice, her teaching has earned her honors including the ASU “Last Lecture” (2009), the Featured Faculty Award (2006), and the Outstanding Faculty Award (2005). She's been nominated for Centennial Professor (2012) and for an Excellence in Diversity award (2012) and received a Devils’ Advocates “Apple Polisher” Faculty Appreciation Award (2011).

In 2010, as a demonstration of some success at being an interdisciplinarian, she was nominated for three awards outside her original fields of study; she was nominated for a Pushcart Prize for a creative non-fiction essay, and for inclusion in two well-regarded and competitive “Best of” annual anthologies—Best American Essays and Best American Spiritual Writing. More recently  (2017) she was selected as one of only three international experts for a symposium in Japan regarding liberal arts, interdisciplinarity, and global citizenship.