• Welcome Prof. Rick Wysocki

    Rick Wysocki is a new Rhetoric and Writing professor in the Ball State English Department. He has his PHD in Rhetoric and Composition. Wysocki’s research includes LGBTQ archival rhetoric, media theory, and digital rhetoric. How would you describe your perspective on teaching? I’m influenced by the liberal arts tradition, and I’m interested in teaching that […]

  • Welcome Prof. John Carter

    John Carter is a 2018 graduate of Ball State University, where he earned his Master of Arts in Creative Writing and where he also holds a B.A. in English—Creative Writing with a Professional Writing Minor. He’s interested in using description and lyricism to bring a love of nature, farming, and the rural American Midwest to […]

  • Welcome Prof. Allyson DeMaagd

    We welcome Dr. Allyson DeMaagd in a full-time contract faculty position. She received her PhD in English from West Virginia University. Her dissertation focused on the works of Modernist women writers, including H.D., Mina Loy, and Virginia Woolf, and she will be teaching first-year writing. Where are you from and what led you to Ball […]

  • Welcome Prof. Roman Lesnov

    Dr. Roman Lesnov is a Visiting Assistant Professor who will teach TESOL and Linguistics courses. He received a PhD in Applied Linguistics from Northern Arizona University in May of this year. He has over 10 years of experience teaching English and linguistics in the US and Russia.  He will be teaching in our MA and […]

  • Welcome Prof. Sarah Domet

    Sarah Domet’s debut novel, The Guineveres, was released from Flatiron Books in October 2016. She’s also the author of 90 Days to Your Novel (Writers Digest Books, 2010). She holds a Ph.D. in literature and creative writing from the University of Cincinnati and will be teaching courses in fiction writing in our creative writing program. Learn more about her […]

  • Welcome Prof. Garcia

    Guilherme D. Garcia began teaching linguistics at BSU in January. A native of Brazil, Prof. Garcia has a PhD from McGill University in Montreal. He specializes in Phonology and Phonetics, both of which focus on the speech sounds that make up languages. Among other things, his research focuses on how speakers learn pronunciation patterns and how […]

  • Meet Prof. Alex Kaufman

    Although originally from Philadelphia, Alex Kaufman comes to us from Auburn University at Montgomery, in Alabama, where he was department chair and Professor of English. This summer, Dr. Kaufman was named the Reed D. Voran Distinguished Professor of Humanities at Ball State. He teaches courses on Robin Hood, outlaws and banditry, historical literature, medieval literature, and medievalism. […]

  • Meet Prof. Laila Aghai

    Laila Aghai comes to us from San Antonio, Texas. She earned her PhD in Culture, Literacy, and Language from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She will be teaching graduate and undergraduate linguistics courses–both f2f and online. How would you describe your perspective on teaching? I believe that a classroom environment in which respect, […]

  • Meet Prof. Brianna Mauk

    Brianna Mauk earned her BA in Technical Writing from Eastern Kentucky University. She earned her MA in Rhetoric and Composition at Ohio University in Athens, OH, and she earned her PhD in Rhetoric and Writing at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, OH. Brianna specializes in new media, especially social networking, and researches the […]

  • Meet Prof. Morgan Leckie

    Morgan C. Leckie comes to us from Miami of Ohio’s graduate program in Composition and Writing, by way of California. Her research is on digital feminist rhetorical practices and reproductive justice advocacy. She will be teaching first-year writing and professional writing, including Jacket Copy Creative, our department’s immersive learning class that functions as our in-house […]