Category: Faculty Highlights

  • 2023 Outstanding Research Awardee, Lan Lin

    Lan Lin, Associate Professor of Computer Science, is currently collaborating with multiple professionals from a range of disciplines and professions. Their work focuses on an intricate puzzle that assists environmental scientists in assessing and predicting hydrological events. Her knowledge in software engineering has earned her multiple National Science Foundation (NSF) awards along with numerous journal […]

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  • 2022 Outstanding Research Award winner, Sergei Zhuk

    2022 Outstanding Research Award Dr. Sergei Zhuk  World-renowned Russian/Soviet and Ukrainian historian, Dr. Sergei Zhuk has led a distinguished and prolific academic career. With expertise and research specialties in Cold War history, popular culture, international relations, knowledge production, cultural consumption, religion, and identify in a history of imperial Russia, Zhuk began his career in Soviet […]

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  • Photo of a booklet for the Facing Police Community Engagement Event in Muncie, Indiana

    Critical Service Learning as a Vehicle for Change

    By Gandzhina Dustova — Dr. Kiesha Warren-Gordon, Ball State associate professor of criminal justice and criminology and director of the African American studies minor, works with members of the Muncie community to create opportunities for student engagement in service learning and research focusing on social justice issues. As a senior faculty fellow for Indiana Campus […]

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  • 2020 Julian L. Simon Memorial Award Winner

    Each year since 2001, CEI pays tribute to free-market economist, professor, and consummate optimist Julian Simon by presenting the Julian L. Simon Memorial Award to an individual whose work supports Simon’s vision of mankind as the ultimate resource. This year, CEI is pleased to honor Dr. Steven Horwitz, Director of the Institute for the Study […]

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  • A Better Understanding of Islam Across the Curriculum

    Dr. Matthew Hotham, an assistant professor of religious studies, considers an understanding of world religions to be incredibly important for Ball State University students. He says it’s part of what makes them good citizens and future employees, and basic education about Islam, particularly, is a crucial part of 21st century learning. Although a comfortable component […]

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  • Deliberate Innovation: Can students learn creativity?

    Most people do not ponder: “Can students learn math?” However, many wonder if creativity can be learned. Teachers don’t introduce addition, fractions, and calculus all at the same time. Instead, the discipline of math is broken down into mathematical concepts and processes, which are taught using deliberate strategies. Applying this approach to creativity may inspire […]

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