Faculty member works with a student

Achieving Academic Excellence


Meaningful research and scholarship solve real-world problems. At Ball State University, our talented faculty and staff are making discoveries that improve lives and change the world.

16:1 Student to Faculty Ratio

Sponsored Project Funding Total in 2018 $14.4 Million

Among the Top 100 public colleges and universities in the nation — U.S. News & World Report

Research and Creative Endeavors with an Impact

As a public research institution, our faculty and staff have a significant impact on our mission. Their research and creative work is highly acclaimed and routinely garners national and international recognition.

See Their Work

Opinion: Chris Paul's vision for NBA All-Star Game facelift has thrilling result

USA Today features Nick Elam, assistant professor of educational leadership.

Read More

I’ve been playing basketball for 59 years. Let me tell you why

The Washington Post features Scott Trappe, professor of human bioenergetics and director of the Human Performance Laboratory.

Read More

Study: Immigrants have a positive impact on Indiana

kpcnews.com features Emily Wornell, research assistant professor in the Indiana Communities Institute and Michael Hicks, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research.

Read More

"The opportunity to grow and network with my professors before or after class, or even during office hours, has been one of the most powerful experiences of my college careers. These professors are not just instructors - they are leaders, mentors, role models, and true trailblazers in the world of teaching, constantly striving to be the best they can be for their students."

Jonathan Isbill
dietetics major

Engaged with Students

Professors teach most of Ball State's classes, meaning our students learn directly from passionate scholars who are experts in their disciplines. Faculty engage their students in discovery, integration, application, and teaching. Through immersive learning and community outreach projects, faculty involve their students in out-of-class experiences that impact our region and address challenging issues. 

Connect with a Faculty Member