• What Does Creative Writing Mean to You?

    We’ve launched a new series that we’ve titled “Department Dialogue.” This series offers our professors a platform that they can use to discuss English-related topics that are of interest to both faculty and students alike. We continue the series with responses from the Creative Writing faculty, who have all answered the same question: what does […]

  • An Interview with Elisabeth Buck

    Elisabeth Buck is a Teaching Assistant and PhD Candidate in Rhetoric and Composition. She was selected to receive the Doctoral Level Excellence in Teaching Award for 2015-2016 from Ball State. She has also been nominated for the Midwest Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) Excellence in Teaching award. What classes have you taught? I’ve taught several […]

  • Diana Pharaoh Francis: Fantasy Novelist

    Diana Pharaoh Francis (Ph.D. 1999) is a successful fiction writer who taught for 14 years at the University of Montana-Western. She now lives and writes in Oregon, and is the author of over a dozen novels in the fantasy genre. http://www.dianapfrancis.com/about/. You earned your PhD in 1999, correct? What was the title? Did you get […]

  • December 2015 Good News

    In the latest installment of the “Good News” series, the Ball State English department highlights the accomplishments of our faculty and students. Prof. Jackie Grutsch McKinney delivered the keynote address at the National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing in Salt Lake City. Jackie is the current director of the Ball State Writing Center and has […]

  • What Does Rhetoric Mean to You?

    We’ve launched a new series that we’ve titled “Department Dialogue.” This series offers our professors a platform that they can use to discuss English-related topics that are of interest to both faculty and students alike. We continue the series with responses from the Rhetoric & Writing faculty, who have all answered the same question: what […]

  • November

    In the latest installment of our “Good News” series, the Ball State English Department highlights the accomplishments of our faculty and students. Elisabeth Buck, a Teaching Assistant and PhD Candidate in Rhetoric and Composition, has been selected to receive the Doctoral Level Excellence in Teaching Award for 2015-2016 from Ball State. She has also been nominated for the […]

  • Kelsey Englert

    In 2014, Kelsey earned her M.A. in English with a creative writing focus from Ball State University. She is currently pursuing an M.F.A. in creative writing at West Virginia University. Two graduate degrees in creative writing. Redundant, right? The MFA is the terminal degree in the field, and will allow me to teach as a […]