The advisory board to the Indiana Communities Institute includes 14 faculty and staff who are engaged in research and outreach.

Michael Burayidi, PhD
Professor, Department of Urban Planning

James Connolly, PhD
Director, Center for Middletown Studies and George & Frances Ball Distinguished Professor of History 

Jane Ellery, PhD
Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Wellness Management Program

Dagney Faulk, PhD
Director of Research and Research Associate Professor, Center for Business and Economic Research

Chris Flook
Instructor, Department of Telecommunications

Lawrence (Larry) Gerstein, PhD
Director, Center for Peace and Conflict Studies and George & Frances Ball Distinguished Professor of Psychology

Michael Goldsby, PhD
Chief Entrepreneurship Officer for Ball State and Stoops Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship

Michael J. Hicks, PhD
Director, Center for Business and Economic Research and George & Frances Ball Distinguished Professor of Economics

Kelli Huth, MA
Director of Immersive Learning, Office of Entrepreneurial Learning

Stephan Jones, PhD
Professor, Center for Information and Communication Services

David LeBlanc, PhD
Professor of Biology

Melinda Messineo, PhD
Chair and Associate Professor of Sociology

Michael O’Hara, PhD
Associate Dean, College of Fine Arts and Sursa Distinguished Professor of Fine Arts

Charles (Chip) Taylor, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and Certified Public Manager Program Coordinator