Jill Christman

Jill Christman

Professor of English

Curriculum Vitae



Room:RB 270

Jill Christman, Professor

I specialize in creative nonfiction writing (memoir and essays) and teach a range of undergraduate and graduate creative writing classes here at Ball State. I am the author of two memoirs, Darkroom: A Family Exposure (AWP Award Series in Creative Nonfiction winner) and Borrowed Babies: Apprenticing for Motherhood (Shebooks & Audible.com). Three recent essays have been listed as Notable Essays in Best American Essays, and “Spinning: Against the Rules of Angels” was longlisted for the Notting Hill Essay Prize in 2017.

In addition to my teaching at Ball State, I teach creative nonfiction in Ashland University’s low-residency MFA program, and present regularly at the River Teeth Nonfiction Conference. In 2013, I was elected to the Board of Trustees of The Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) where I have served as Chair of the Midwest Council Chair, the Professional Standards Committee, and the 2017 50th Anniversary Conference in Washington, DC.

Course Schedule
Course No. Section Times Days Location
Creative Project 698 301 0000 - 0000
Adv CNf Writing 406 1 1500 - 1615 M W RB, room 116