John Carter joined the Division of Online and Strategic Learning at Ball State in August 2022. With a background in composition and creative writing pedagogy, he has a particular enthusiasm for the role of communication in pedagogical processes, whether that be oral communication via class discussions, written communication via course documents, or visual/electronic communication via document design and instructional technologies.

His graduate work at Iowa State focused on poetry, the environment, and sustainable agriculture, and, because of that, he has a keen interest in and awareness of the value of interdisciplinary work.

When he isn’t thinking or talking about pedagogy, he can be found at the edge of a cornfield, writing about this strange, in-between region that is the Midwest.

More information about him and his work can be found by following him on Twitter at @jekcarter. 

Read more about John’s experience in the Ball State BA and MA creative program. And here’s an update about his new career!