Two Ball State faculty members have been awarded senior faculty fellowships from Indiana Campus Compact (ICC), a partnership of higher education institutions that prepares college students to advance the public good.
Kiesha Warren-Gordon, associate professor of criminal justice and criminology and program coordinator for our minor in African American Studies, received a fellowship to advance her project, Examining Critical Community Engagement in Various Forms. Warren-Gordon will peer mentor faculty from across Indiana in the scholarship of engagement, and she will lead their collaboration on a group research project aimed to further the field of community engagement. She will also continue her long-term partnership with the Whitely Community Council, spearheaded by local leaders Frank Scott and Ken Hudson. Her project, which was approved to receive $15,000 in funding from ICC, will be completed by May 31, 2022.
Adam Kuban, associate professor of journalism and an inaugural Ball Brothers Foundation Honors College Faculty Fellow, will create Match Point II: Using Documentary-Storytelling Techniques to Chronicle the Creation & Impact of Men's Volleyball Programs at HBCUs in the SIAC. This project, which is a sequel to Kuban’s 2019 documentary, Match Point: The Rise of Men’s Volleyball, will chronicle efforts to build collegiate men’s volleyball teams at six historically black colleges and universities in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Kuban also will work throughout the year with faculty from across Indiana on a collaborative research project aimed at furthering the field of community engagement. His documentary project, which received $3,800 from Indiana Campus Compact with a match of $9,020 from Ball State, will be completed by May 31, 2021.