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edfinn@asu.edu

Dir (FSC) & Asst Professor
School of Arts Media & Engr
Faculty w/Admin Appointment
Mail Code: 5802

Bio

Ed Finn is the founding director of the Center for Science and the Imagination at Arizona State University, where he is an assistant professor with a joint appointment in the School of Arts, Media and Engineering and the Department of English. He is also an affiliate faculty member of the Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology program.

Ed’s research and teaching explore digital narratives, contemporary culture and the intersection of the humanities, arts and sciences. He is currently working on a book about the changing nature of reading in the digital era titled “The Social Lives of Books.” He completed his PhD in English and American literature at Stanford University in 2011. Before graduate school Ed worked as a journalist at Time, Slate and Popular Science. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Princeton University in 2002 with a Comparative Literature major and certificates in Computer Science, Creative Writing and European Cultural Studies.

 

Research Interests

Contemporary American literature, digital humanities, digital narratives, science fiction, interdisciplinary collaboration

Courses

Spring 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
AME 394 Special Topics
AME 492 Honors Directed Study
AME 499 Individualized Instruction
AME 590 Reading And Conference
AME 592 Research
AME 593 Applied Project
AME 599 Thesis
AME 792 Research
AME 799 Dissertation

Fall 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
AME 194 Special Topics
AME 484 Internship
AME 590 Reading And Conference
AME 592 Research
AME 593 Applied Project
AME 792 Research
AME 799 Dissertation

Summer 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
AME 484 Internship
AME 499 Individualized Instruction
AME 592 Research
AME 593 Applied Project
AME 599 Thesis
AME 684 Internship
AME 792 Research
AME 799 Dissertation

Spring 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
AME 394 Special Topics
MAS 592 Research

Fall 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
AME 590 Reading And Conference
AME 592 Research
AME 593 Applied Project
AME 599 Thesis
AME 790 Reading and Conference
AME 792 Research
AME 799 Dissertation

Spring 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ENG 394 Special Topics

Fall 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ENG 105 Adv First-Year Composition

Research Activity Research Awards

  1. Finn,Edward Frederick * , Guston,David H , . Frankenstein Workshop: Informal Learning And Scholarship In Science And Society: A Multi-Disciplinary Workshop On Scientific Creativity And Societal. NSF-EHR-DRL (3/1/2014 - 2/28/2015).
  2. Finn,Edward Frederick * Walker,Erin Ashley . Future of the Book. ASU FDN (9/13/2013 - 8/31/2014).
  3. Bell III,James * Finn,Edward Frederick . Imaging and Spectroscopic Studies of the Martian Surface. NASA-GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CTR (5/16/2012 - 5/15/2015).

* principal investigator

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