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Cheryl Ball

Cheryl E. Ball is the Director of the Digital Publishing Institute for the University Libraries at West Virginia University, and co-principal investigator on a $1m Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant to build an open-source academic publishing platform for print and multimedia scholarship, called Vega. According to her bio, she studies and teaches “digital publishing, editing, grant writing, writing and assessing for multimedia (including tenure & promotion evaluations), editing multimedia, and academic literacies (including writing for academic genres and writing for publication) in the US and abroad.” For the last 10 years, she has served as editor of the online, peer-reviewed, open-access journal Kairos: Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, which exclusively publishes digital media scholarship and is read in 180 countries. She has published articles in Classroom Discourse, Computers and Composition, C&C Online, Fibreculture,Convergence, Programmatic Perspectives, Technical Communication Quarterly, Writing & Pedagogy, and several visual rhetoric and multimodal textbooks. Books include a scholarly multimedia collection The New Work of Composing (co-edited with Debra Journet and Ryan Trauman) and the print-based RAW: Reading and Writing New Media (co-edited with Jim Kalmbach), and her latest book, Writer/Designer: A Guide to Making Multimodal Projects (with Kristin Arola and Jenny Sheppard), with Bedford/St. Martin’s Press.

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