Category: Ph.D.


  • New Faculty Spotlight: Mary O’Donnell Researches Foreign Language Education Preparation

    Mary O’Donnell earned a Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition specializing in Language Program Direction from the University of Iowa. She also has a MA in Spanish literature from the University of Notre Dame. Most recently she coordinated the PreK-12 Foreign Language Teacher Licensure program at James Madison University and was the Director of Intermediate Spanish […]

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  • New Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Wendy Soltz leads the Public History Program

    Dr. Soltz is an Assistant Professor of History and Director of the Public History Program. She specializes in nineteenth- and twentieth-century U.S. history, Jewish history, public history, museum studies, and digital history. In 2017, the Association for Jewish Studies Review published her first article “Just Miles Away but Worlds Apart: Examining Jewish Participation in Integration Programs at Black Mountain College and […]

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  • A Cardinal in a Spacesuit

    A Ball State student has flown where no cardinal has gone before: Mars. Well, sort of. Earlier this year, Abdul Elnajdi, a Ph.D. student in the Environmental Science Program, spent two weeks at the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah. The research station is founded and funded by the Mars Society, a non-profit US-based international […]

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