Cheryl Ball

Associate Professor, Department of English, Illinois State University  

Cheryl Ball is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at Illinois State University where she teaches classes in multimodal composition, digital media, composition theory, and digital publishing. Her teaching, research, and service focuses on multimodal composition practices in English studies, which combine linguistic, visual, audio, spatial, and/or gestural modes of communication. Cheryl received her Bachelors of Arts in English from Old Dominion University, a Masters of Fine Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University, and her Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Technical Communication from Michigan Technological University. She currently serves as editor of Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy.