Team: Administration


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    Jim Miller

    Jim Miller is a second-year in Ball State University’s MA in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. His creative work is comprised of short fiction focused on American culture. His other interests include web design and foreign language translation. In the past, he was the recipient of a Fulbright scholarship to teach English in […]

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  • Kathryn S. Gardiner

    Kathryn S. Gardiner has been teaching at Ball State since 2015. She earned her MFA in Screenwriting at Hollins University and worked for many years at the Herald Times in Bloomington, IN as a special projects coordinator. In the English department, she teaches screenwriting and Compass Creative. As the Assistant Director of Compass, she oversees […]

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  • Patrick Collier

    Patrick Collier is an Associate Dean in the College of Sciences and Humanities who oversees Compass Advantage, and thus Cardinal Directions. He just published a book,Teaching Literature: A Practical Guide (Bloomsbury Academic, 2021). He’s also the author of Modern Print Artefacts: Textual Materiality and Literary Value in British Print Culture, 1880-1930s (Edinburgh UP, 2016), Modernism on Fleet […]

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    Cathy Day

    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 […]

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