Betsy Pike
Betsy Pike
Assistant Professor in Department of Media


Room:LB 204

A former instructor in Media, Dr. Betsy Pike returned to Ball State in 2021 after earning her PhD at Ohio University and serving on the faculty at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio.  Dr. Pike has been teaching media production and criticism at the college level since 2007.  At Capital University she served as Director of Film and Media Production for nine years.


Her academic research interests explore the interdisciplinary connections between experiential learning, creativity, and story. She teaches in the media production concentration.

Selected Media and Academic Works

  • Producer, Spaces Between Us: A University (un)Masked (2021)
  • Producer/Editor, Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Learning: Reflections of a Dream 30 Years Later (2021)
  • Author, Capital in the Sixties: Interdisciplinary Immersion in Action, Journal of Media Education (2020)
  • Producer, Dear Miss Conrad: Capital University in WWII (2019)
  • Director, Capital in the Sixties (2018)
  • Producer, Women of National Distinction Girl Scout USA Conference Videos (2017)


  • Ph.D. Mass Communication, Ohio University
  • M.A. Digital Storytelling, Ball State University
  • B.A. Communication, Capital University