Category: Faculty Spotlight

  • 2021 CCIM 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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  • Meet our Faculty: Tim Underhill

    Meet our faculty member Tim Underhill, a Lecturer of Telecommunications at Ball State University who seeks to inspire his students year after year. His work in digital storytelling has reached a variety of networks, including CNN, NBC, ABC, ESPN, CBS, FOX, and The Big Ten Network, attracting notice for several awards, even from The Emmy’s. Through these experiences, […]

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    Meet Our Faculty: Chris Flook

    Meet Chris Flook, an Associate Lecturer in the Department of Telecommunications whose outstanding video and motion graphics work routinely wins awards year after year. A true history buff, he teaches students how to use modern storytelling techniques to depict historical events and also lends his talents to numerous local organizations outside of  the university. In […]

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    Meet our Faculty: Peggy Fisher

    Meet Dr. Peggy Fisher, a faculty from the Department of Communication Studies who is retiring this May after 26 years at Ball State. This faculty spotlight honors her outstanding contributions inside the classroom and for the Muncie community as a whole. * * * Could you share the personal journey that led you to become […]

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  • Faculty Spotlight: Dan Waechter

    Meet Dan Waechter, Assistant Dean of CCIM Curriculum, Associate Chairperson, and Senior Lecturer of Journalism. Since 1988 Dan has been working hard to make sure students get the most out of the programs we offer. In this spotlight, we dive into his personal journey as well as his commitment to preparing students for meaningful careers […]

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  • Meet Our Faculty: Dr. Maria Williams-Hawkins

    Meet Dr. Maria Williams-Hawkins, Associate Professor in our Telecommunications department. In this blog post, Dr. Maria — as her students call her — takes a walk down memory lane and pens an inspiring essay on the journey that led her to become the teacher that she is today. *** Aphorisms, mantras and a few good […]

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    Meet our Faculty: Kate Elliott

    Meet Kate Elliott, lecturer of Journalism and the coordinator for the Department of Journalism’s Magazine Media concentration. She also serves as the chair to CCIM’s Engagement task force and as faculty fellow to the Muncie Community Schools-Ball State Academic Innovation Council. Inside and outside of her department, Kate is the epitome of commitment. In this […]

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    Meet our Faculty: Kathy Denker

    Meet Dr. Kathy Denker, Associate Professor of Communication Studies who just got elected second VP of the Central States Communication Association. Dr. Denker holds a PhD from the University of Missouri and has been with Ball State since 2009. In this interview, she shares her story and perspectives as an educator, researcher and communication leader. […]

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  • Meet our Faculty: Stan Sollars

    Everyone, meet Senior Lecturer of Telecommunications, veteran broadcaster and Emmy-winning sound engineer Stan Sollars. 2020 was a year of milestones for Stan who celebrated his 50th anniversary in broadcasting and passed the 25-year mark of anchoring the Morning Edition on WBST/IPR. In this interview, Stan shares his perspectives as an audio production instructor and the […]

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