Cathy Day has been teaching at Ball State since 2010. She is the author of two books: Comeback Season (Free Press 2008), a work of nonfiction, and The Circus in Winter (Harcourt 2004), a collection of linked stories about her hometown of Peru, Indiana. She also writes about issues in higher education teaching and administration. You can learn more about her on her Ball State profile page and her website.

She served as an English department administrator from 2014-2019 and brought much of that experience to bear when she proposed “Compass Advantage” to CSH Dean Maureen McCarthy in 2019.