Cecil Bohanon, Professor of Economics, joined Ball State University in 1980. He earned his doctorate from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1981. His fields of interest include public finance, public choice, and applied microeconomics. Bohanon's recent research are: economics of taxation and international poverty comparisons.
Bohanon received Ball State's Outstanding Young Faculty Award in 1984. He received Dean's Teaching Award in multiple years. In 1990, he was awarded "Educator of the Year" by Delta Sigma Pi, a business students fraternity. He was the Virginia Ball Fellow in 2009. During the fellowship, he directed his students to complete the documentary film "Increasing the Odds." This film won an Emmy Award for best photography.