Author: maxwelltharp


  • Good News

    🎉 ALUMNI 🎉 Amelia Brewers recently began working as the Marketing and Communications Coordinator for The Children’s TherAplay Foundation, Inc. a nonprofit in Carmel, IN that utilizes the movement of a horse as a treatment tool in physical, occupational, and speech therapies. Amelia graduated in 2023 with a BA and MA in Literature, thanks to […]

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  • New Faculty Bio: Kelsey Timmerman

    Kelsey Timmerman has reported from more than 60 countries on issues including globalization, modern-day slavery, poverty, philanthropy, and the global agriculture and garment industries. He’s the author of the “Where am I?” series, a forthcoming book on regenerative agriculture, and the co-founder of The Facing Project, a national storytelling initiative. What English classes do you […]

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  • New Faculty Bio: Charlotte Kupsh

    Charlotte Kupsh is an Assistant Professor of English and the Director of the Writing Center. Her research focuses on ecocomposition or the relationship between place and writing. She’s also interested in place-conscious education, materiality, and first-year writing. What English classes do you teach? This semester, I’m teaching English 103: Rhetoric and Writing. I also teach […]

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  • New Faculty Bio: James Haston

    James Haston is the English department’s new advisor! What attracted you to working at Ball State? Not only did both of my parents graduate from BSU, my mother 2 times, I also graduated from BSU 2 times. I was lucky enough to return to BSU to pass on my experiences and knowledge of BSU to […]

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  • New Faculty Bio: Chad Kebrdle

    J. Chad Kebrdle received his MFA in Creative Writing from the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University in Boulder, CO in 2020, his Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from Indiana University Kokomo that focuses on rhetoric and the teaching of college writing in 2011, and his Bachelor of Science in English […]

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  • Good News!

    Faculty Professor Rani Deighe Crowe has been working on writing and producing her short film Safety State, where a gay and a lesbian couple form an unlikely friendship while fleeing the Midwest for safety in New England. She did principal photography with her collaborators in Athens, Ohio in April, and now they are in post-production, […]

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  • New Faculty Bio: Mary Lowry

    Mary is a Ball State graduate (x2!) in Rhetoric and Composition. She is interested in the possibilities of bringing peace into the writing classroom as a way to restore justice in education. What English classes do you teach? I’m currently teaching 103: Rhetoric and Writing, but in the past, I’ve taught ENG 104: Composing Research. […]

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  • New Faculty Bio: Rodney Taylor

    Before joining the faculty at BSU, Rod was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of African American Studies and an affiliate faculty member in the Institute for Southern Studies at the University of South Carolina. Rod’s interdisciplinary research and teaching focus on African-American literature and culture, with an emphasis on literary recovery and archival research. […]

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