Department of English at Illinois State University

English Department Faculty and Staff


Cheryl E. Ball

Associate Professor

Office Address: STV 421 N
Office Phone: (309) 438-3152
Office Hours: on leave
Email: Contact Cheryl Ball (cball)
Website: Visit Cheryl Ball’s Website
Teaching Schedule:
Teaching Interests:
new media studies, multimodal composition and pedagogies, multi-genre editing, print and digital publication design
Research Interests:
new media reading and composing strategies, new media scholarship, sustainable new media programs/environments
PhD, Rhetoric and Technical Communication, Michigan Technological University, 2005
MFA, Poetry, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2000
BA, English/Creative Writing, Old Dominion University, 1996
Selected Publications:
Ball, Cheryl E. (2012). Assessing scholarly multimedia: A rhetorical genre studies approach. Technical Communication Quarterly, 21(1), 61-77.

Ball, Cheryl E., & Kalmbach, James. (Eds.). (2010). RAW: Reading and writing new media. Hampton Press: Cresskill, NJ.

Ball, Cheryl E., & Arola, Kristin L. (2010). visualizing composition (2nd, revised ed. of ix). Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s Press.

Ball, Cheryl E. (2010). Goldilocks and the three (or four) books [about digital scholarship]: A review essay. Kairos: Rhetoric, Technology, Pedagogy, 15(1).

Interview by Doug Dangler (Producer). (2010, Feb. 18). Writers Talk: Cheryl Ball. The Ohio Channel: Ohio Public Broadcasting.

Ball, Cheryl E. (PI); with Eyman, Douglas; Gossett, Katherine; & Potts, Stephen. (2010). Building a better back-end: Editor, author, and reader tools for scholarly multimedia. NEH Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant, Level II. $50,000.

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