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Cheryl E. Ball is Associate Professor of Digital Publishing Studies and Director of the Digital Publishing Institute at West Virginia University, where she specializes in multimodal composition, digital publishing and editing, and university writing pedagogy. Prior to coming to WVU, Ball was a professor of new media studies at Illinois State University, where in 2010 she received tenure with the first all-digital portfolio. Since 2006, Ball has been editor of the online peer-reviewed open-access journal Kairos: Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, which exclusively publishes digital media scholarship and is read in 180 countries. Her research on reading, writing, and assessment practices in digital media has appeared in a range of rhetoric, composition, technical communication, media studies, and pedagogy journals, including Classroom Discourse, Computers and Composition, C&C Online, Convergence, Fibreculture, Hybrid Pedagogy, Kairos, Programmatic Perspectives, Technical Communication Quarterly, and Writing & Pedagogy. She has authored numerous chapters for edited collections and co-authored and edited several books and textbooks about digital and multimodal rhetorics, including Writer/Designer: A Guide to Making Multimodal Projects (Bedford, 2014), The New Work of Composing (Computers & Composition Digital Press/Utah State University Press, 2012), and RAW: Reading and Writing New Media (Hampton Press, 2010). Her recent research in editorial workflows and digital publishing infrastructures can be found in multiple journals and edited collections, including Journal of Electronic Publishing, Writing Program Administration Journal, Rhetoric and Digital Humanities (ed. Ridolfo and Hart-Davidson, University of Chicago Press, 2015), and Microhistories of Rhetoric and Composition Studies (ed. McComisky, Utah State University Press, 2016), as well as on her personal repository, http://ceball.com. During the 2013-14 academic year, she served as a Fulbright Scholar at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design, studying research mediation practices and teaching academic literacies to Ph.D. students. She is currently the co-principal investigator (along with Andrew Morrison) on a $1-million Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant to build an open-access multimedia academic publishing platform, Vega, and serves as the executive director of the Council of Editors of Learned Journals. Ball has an M.F.A. in poetry from Virginia Commonwealth University, where she completed the school’s first electronic, interactive thesis, and a Ph.D. in rhetoric and technical communication from Michigan Technological University.

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Cheryl E. Ball is Associate Professor of Digital Publishing Studies and Director of the Digital Publishing Institute at West Virginia University. In 2010, Ball received tenure  at Illinois State University with the first open-access, all-digital portfolio. Since 2006, Ball has been editor of the online peer-reviewed open-access journal Kairos: Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, which exclusively publishes digital media scholarship and is read in 180 countries. Her recent research in editorial workflows and digital publishing infrastructures can be found in multiple journals and edited collections, as well as on her personal repository, http://ceball.com. During the 2013-14 academic year, she served as a Fulbright Scholar at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design, studying research mediation practices and teaching academic literacies to Ph.D. students. She is currently the co-principal investigator (along with Andrew Morrison) on a $1-million Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant to build an open-access multimedia academic publishing platform, Vega, and serves as the executive director of the Council of Editors of Learned Journals. Ball has an M.F.A. in poetry from Virginia Commonwealth University, where she completed the school’s first electronic, interactive thesis, and a Ph.D. in rhetoric and technical communication from Michigan Technological University.

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Cheryl E. Ball is Associate Professor of Digital Publishing Studies and Director of the Digital Publishing Institute at West Virginia University. Since 2006, Ball has been editor of the online peer-reviewed open-access journal Kairos: Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, which exclusively publishes digital media scholarship. Her recent research in editorial workflows and digital publishing infrastructures can be found in multiple journals and edited collections, as well as on her personal repository, http://ceball.com.  She is currently the co-principal investigator (along with Andrew Morrison) on a $1-million Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant to build an open-access multimedia academic publishing platform, Vega, and serves as the executive director of the Council of Editors of Learned Journals.

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Cheryl E. Ball is Associate Professor of Digital Publishing Studies, Director of the Digital Publishing Institute at West Virginia University, and editor of Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy. She is co-PI on Vega, an open-access multimedia academic publishing platform. Her research is available online at http://ceball.com

 

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