James Wermers

Clinical Asst Professor
Faculty
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
0520

Biography

I am a Clinical Assistant Professor of Humanities in the Languages and Cultures unit in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts at Arizona State University. 

I write about Shakespeare, pedagogy, and issues of race and democracy (often all at once), teach courses in composition, film, gender studies, literature, philosophy, and religious studies, and develop and lead innovative and engaging community programs like "Words on Wheels.”

Education

Publications

Monographs

  • King de Ramirez, Barbara Lafford, and James Wermers. Online World Language Instruction Training and Assessment: An Ecological Approach. Georgetown University Press, 2021. 

Edited Collections

  • McNeil, Elizabeth, James E. Wermers, and Joshua O. Lunn, eds. Mapping Queer Space(s) of Praxis and Pedagogy. Springer, 2017.

Refereed Articles and Chapters

  • 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.
  • “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.

 

Courses

Summer 2021
Course Number Course Title
ENG 230 Introduction to Film Studies
ENG 394 Special Topics
ENG 466 Studies in International Film
Spring 2021
Course Number Course Title
ENG 202 World Literature
ENG 301 Writing for the Professions
ENG 466 Studies in International Film
Fall 2020
Course Number Course Title
ENG 101 First-Year Composition
ENG 230 Introduction to Film Studies
ENG 394 Special Topics
ENG 466 Studies in International Film
Summer 2020
Course Number Course Title
ENG 394 Special Topics
ENG 466 Studies in International Film
Spring 2020
Course Number Course Title
PHI 105 Intro to Ethics
ENG 329 19th-Century British Fiction
ENG 466 Studies in International Film
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
ENG 230 Introduction to Film Studies
ENG 321 Shakespeare
ENG 379 Travel Writing
ENG 466 Studies in International Film
Summer 2019
Course Number Course Title
ENG 321 Shakespeare
ENG 466 Studies in International Film
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
PHI 105 Intro to Ethics
ENG 301 Writing for the Professions
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
ENG 321 Shakespeare
ENG 466 Studies in International Film
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
ENG 321 Shakespeare
ENG 466 Studies in International Film
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
PHI 105 Intro to Ethics
ENG 301 Writing for the Professions
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
WAC 101 Intro to Academic Writing
PHI 105 Intro to Ethics
ENG 321 Shakespeare
ENG 466 Studies in International Film
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
ENG 321 Shakespeare
ENG 466 Studies in International Film
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
ENG 101 First-Year Composition
PHI 105 Intro to Ethics
ENG 321 Shakespeare
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
WST 100 Women, Gender, and Society
WAC 101 Intro to Academic Writing
PHI 105 Intro to Ethics
ENG 321 Shakespeare
ENG 466 Studies in International Film

Honors/Awards

  • College of Integrative Sciences & Arts (CISA) Innovation Award for Words on Wheels (2021)
  • College of Integrative Sciences & Arts (CISA) Outstanding Teaching Award (2020)
  • 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)