Mahon, Wade. (2011). Multimodal composition & the rhetoric of teaching: A conversation with Cheryl Ball. Issues in Writing 18(2).
Cheryl Ball is an Associate Professor of New Media Studies at Illinois State University where she teaches courses on multimodal composition as well as digital media, composition theory, and digital publishing. She gives talks and workshops on these topics around the country and has published and collaborated on a number of articles, edited collections, book chapters, and webtexts as well. She has also co-authored with Kristin Arola a textbook, Visualizing Composition. In addition to her research and teaching, she is also the editor of the electronic journal Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy. IW editor Wade Mahon spoke with Ball by phone on June 23, 2011.