World Languages & Cultures | Ballard, Michael
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M ichael B Ballard joined the faculty at Iowa State University Fall 2014 after teaching stints at Brigham Young University and Utah Valley University.  He received his Master’s degree in Communication and Leadership from Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA and his Bachelor’s degree in Communication from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.  Professor Ballard is currently a doctoral student at Drake University in Des Moines, studying in the Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership program.


Professor Ballard’s Master’s thesis is titled Communication and longevity in deaf-hearing marriage.  In addition to Intercultural Communication, his research interests include Deaf Education, Educational Leadership, and Educational Philosophy with regards to Deaf Education.  He is currently co-researching roles of language in ASL-English Bicultural-Bilingual classrooms.



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