With thirty-years' experience in higher ed communications, Kristen LaRue-Sandler manages public relations and outreach for the ASU Department of English. Her current English department responsibilities include: strategic internal and external Department communications; publicity and logistics support for Department events; and development and alumni relations. LaRue-Sandler consults on issues related to department messaging; designs promotional posters, brochures, and other publicity material; pitches, writes, edits, and publishes press releases and feature stories; facilitates placement of faculty, staff and students in external and internal media; and produces newsletters, videos, and web content.
For her work, she has received a CINE Golden Eagle Award (2012, as co-producer), College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Exemplar Employee Award (2011), National Council of Teachers of English Affiliate Newsletter Award (2006), and Friend of the Arizona English Teachers' Association Award (2006), among other honors.
Also a former dance and singing instructor, LaRue-Sandler uses her arts training to inform and complement her current academic pursuits, which include research on media, spirituality, and history.
MA, Music History and Literature, Arizona State University
BME, Music Education, Studio Teaching (Voice), Montana State University