Category: Faculty Spotlight


  • Faculty Spotlight: Martin Smith-Rodden

    Meet Martin Smith-Rodden, an Assistant Professor in the School of Journalism and Strategic Communication. Before coming to Ball State, Dr. Smith-Rodden was a professional visual journalist for 25 years in three different markets, including The Virginian-Pilot, the highest-honored newspaper in Virginia from 1986 to 2015. As a professor, he is committed to his students and to […]

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  • Faculty Spotlight: Terry Heifetz

     Meet Terry Heifetz, a Senior Lecturer of Media at Ball State who has worked in media for 30 years. Before joining the faculty at Ball State, Terry was Assistant News Director at WRTV, the ABC affiliate in Indianapolis. He also held producing and management positions in Ft. Wayne, IN, Cedar Rapids, IA, Tampa, FL, and […]

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  • Meet Our Staff: Weiwu Zhang

    Meet the newest member of the CCIM team, Dr. Weiwu Zhang! Dr. Zhang is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Student Relations. *** Could you share the personal journey that led you to higher education? I enjoy doing research, creating new knowledge, and teaching to pass knowledge on to my students. I taught English […]

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  • The CCIM Awards

    Muncie, IN — August 19th, 2022. The College of Communication, Information, and Media at Ball State University (CCIM) Awards promote merit in communication, information, and media education by honoring individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the college and their respective fields. Award winners serve as inspirational leaders to CCIM as they embody the enduring […]

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  • Faculty Spotlight: Kevin Moloney

    Meet Kevin Moloney, an Assistant Professor of Emerging Media Design and Development at the Center for EMDD at Ball State University. His specialty lies in photojournalism. Kevin’s work has been published by many, including the New York Times, National Geographic Society, Chicago Tribune, TIME, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Newsweek, US News & World […]

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  • Meet our Faculty: Mary Spillman

    Meet Mary Spillman, an Associate Professor for the School of Journalism and Strategic Communication. She is also the Coordinator of the News concentration and Chair of the Assessment Committee. Her work has been published in the Newspaper Research Journal, Journalism & Mass Communication Educator, Visual Communication Quarterly, and Journal of Media Education. In this faculty […]

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  • CareDEX Earns $1 Million in Funding

    An exciting project is underway within the Center for Organizational Resilience (CORe); a program fortified through innovative technology to benefit communities across the country. During stage 2 of the Civic Innovation Challenge, Dr. Chris Davison (CORe) was part of a team that was awarded 1 million from the National Science Foundation, in partnership with the Department of […]

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  • Meet our Faculty: Chris Davison

    Meet Chris Davison, an associate professor of Computer and Information Technology. In this blog, Chris shares why he likes teaching computer and information technology and what student take away from his classes. He talks about his current projects, including TIPPERS, a technology being tested out at Ball State University.  * * * How do you […]

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  • Faculty Awards

    Muncie, IN — September 7, 2021. The College of Communication, Information, and Media at Ball State University (CCIM) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 CCIM Awards.  * * * Dr. Kevin Moloney: Outstanding Teaching Award Dr. Chris Davison: Distinguished Researcher Dr. Kathy Denker: Distinguished Researcher Terry Heifetz: Community Connections Tim Underhill: High […]

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