Ryan Sparrow

Ryan Sparrow

Lecturer of Journalism

Phone:765-285-3560

Room:AJ 352


Educational Background:
MA Journalism, Ball State University, 2008
BA Journalism, Franklin College, 1994

Professional Experience:
Before coming to Ball State, Sparrow was a staff photographer at The Tribune in New Albany, Ind.; the Harold Bulletin in Anderson Ind. and the Florida Times Union in Jacksonville, Fl. He has also been an instructor at Franklin College.

Research/Creative/Publication Interests:
Reporting such as basic reporting, communications graphics, digital photography, graphic design, computer graphics, multimedia, web design, digital video, visual ethics

Research/Creative/Publication Career Highlights:
Before coming to Ball State he has won national design awards for Thomson Newspapers in 1995, 1997, and 1998; regional National Press Photographer’s Association awards for feature photography in 1997 and 1999; and other professional honors. While in the university he was part of an interdepartmental team of professors who created a new news curriculum in the Journalism and TCOM departments, and he co-mentored a 2008 Business Fellows initiative that led a team of 16 students from four departments in producing a multimedia guide for Historic Landmarks of Indiana's Ten Most Endangered Annual List. 

Thesis/Creative Project Experience and Philosophy:
Sparrow is interested in overseeing projects or theses that deal with photojournalism or visual communication and design.


Course Schedule
Course No. Section Times Days Location
Digital Image Design 212 1 1000 - 1050 M W F AJ, room 353
Introduction to Visu 103 2 1100 - 1215 T R AJ, room 380
Media Art Dir Creati 320 1 1700 - 1750 T R AJ, room 353
Photoj Managing and 332 1 1530 - 1645 T R AJ, room 380
Multimedia: Stills 131 11K 0930 - 1045 T R AJ, room 353