Darolyn "Lyn" Jones
Assistant Teaching Professor of English
Curriculum Vitae


Room:Rb 335

Lyn is both teacher and writer. She is passionate about the literary and literacy in and out of the classroom. Lyn is an assistant teaching professor in the Department of English, a teaching affiliate in the Women’s, Gender, and African American Studies Minor and served as the Education Outreach Director of the Public Memoir Project at the Indiana Writers Center for 16 years.

Lyn is the author of the educational text, Painless Reading Comprehension, co-author of Memory Workshop, a former editor of Indie Presses, 409 Press and INwords Publications, and she has edited and contributed to 17 public memoir anthologies.

Lyn is a scholarly researcher, writer, and editor in community engagement and writing and disability studies has published academic articles in peer-reviewed journals including The Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, Journal of Transformative Education, Journal of Organizational Ethnography, Journal of Teaching Writing, Indiana Literacy Journal and Academic Exchange Quarterly, in Conference Proceedings from Midwest Research to Practice, Higher Education Flipped Learning Conference, and the Benjamin V. Cohen Peace Conference, Book Chapters in Permission: The International Interdisciplinary Impact of Laurel Richardson’s Work, Living the Work: Promoting Social Justice and Equity Work in Schools Around the World, and Diversity Research: From Research to Action.

Lyn has served as a peer editor for the National Council Teacher’s of English (NCTE) critical journal, English Journal, for 20 years and has been a guest editor for Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture, Art/Research International: A Transdisciplinary Journal, and the Indiana Literacy Journal, .

Lyn has taught 12 immersive learning courses and continues to teach community engaged immersive learning courses and in the Writing Program in the English department at Ball State University.

Professional Experience

Assistant Teaching Professor, Department of English, Ball State University
2011- present

Doctoral Teaching Fellow, Department of Educational Studies, Ball State University

Adjunct Faculty, Indiana University School of English at Indianapolis (IUPUI)

Adjunct Faculty, Anderson University’s Transition to Teaching Program in the School of Education

Education Outreach Director, Indiana Writers Center

Professional Development Leader and English Department Chair, Hamilton Southeastern Schools

Composition and English teacher, Hamilton Southeastern School Corporation, Hamilton Southeastern Junior High School and Fishers Junior High School

Reading, Composition, Drama, and Humanities teacher, Jennings County School Corporation, Jennings County Middle School

German and Advanced Placement Language and Composition Teacher, Union School Corporation, Union Junior and Senior High School

Substitute Teacher, Jennings County School Corporation
1990 -1992

While at Ball State, Lyn has been awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award (EXIT), the Top Diversity Research and Publication Award two years in a row, won the Accessibility Faculty Member of the year award, twice awarded the Ball State Difference Maker of the Month Award, and has been nominated for the Robert O’Foster Faculty award.


Ed.D., Educational Studies: Adult, Higher, and Community Education, Ball State University, Muncie, IN, 2011

Postgraduate study: Curriculum, Instruction, and Media Technology, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN, 2003 to 2005

Postgraduate study: Copyright and Library Law, School of Library and Information Science (SLIS), Indiana University at Indianapolis (IUPUI), 2002/2003

M.S., Literacy, Culture, and Language Education: Indiana University at
Bloomington, 1998

B.A., English and English Secondary Education: Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 1992

Research and Publications

Baumann, M. & Jones, D., (Eds.) (2017). I remember: Indianapolis youth write about their lives. (Vol. 6). Indianapolis, IN: INwords Publications.

Jones, D. (2016). I want to write for regular people. In Julie White (Ed.) Permission: The international interdisciplinary impact of Laurel Richardson’s work (pp. 110-112). The Netherlands: Sense Publishers.

Jones, D. (2015) Building a rainbow: One writer at a time. In Christa Boske & Azadeh F. Osanloo (Eds.) Living the work: Promoting social justice and equity work in schools around the world (pp.109-132). (Vol. 23) from series Advances in educational administration. United Kingdom: Emerald Group Publishing.

Jones, D. (2016). Creating, building, and sustaining community IN and OUT of the flipped classroom. In Jerry Overmyer and Nissa Yestness (Eds.) Proceedings from the Higher Education Flipped Learning Conference. Greeley, CO: University of Northern Colorado.

Curriculum Vitae

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Course Schedule
Course No. Section Times Days Location
Composing Research 104 804 0000 - 0000
Composing Research 104 880 1230 - 1345 R OL, room ONLINE
Composing Research 104 880 1230 - 1345 T TBD, room TBD
Professional Experie 369 80 0000 - 0000