Dr. Diane Facinelli
Assistant Dean for Global Affairs & Clinical Professor
Dr. Diane Facinelli was a faculty member in Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University from 1993 to 2014. She was the first recipient of ASU’s Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in Student Mentoring and has been a finalist for the Professor of the Year Award. Dr. Facinelli earned her Ph.D. from Arizona State University in English with an emphasis in Medieval Literature. She serves as an affiliated faculty member of the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies and has, on six occasions, taught a course on the Arthurian Legend in History, Literature and Art for the ACMRS summer program at Cambridge University and Oxford, England. Her research focuses on the Arthurian Legend, on issues of law and government in Medieval Literature, and on how portrayals of superheroes and super villains reflect and influence American culture. Dr. Facinelli has participated in and directed programs primarily in the British Isles since 1995.