Department of Journalism
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Pamela Leidig-Farmen

Instructor

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AJ 354   Phone: 765-285-2288  

Department of Journalism
Art and Journalism Building (AJ), room 300
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Educational Background:
MFA Multimedia/Video/Documentary Storytelling, Indiana State University, 1994
MA Graphics, Ball State University, 1992
BA Art Education, Anderson University, 1975

Professional Experience:
Professional experience includes ten years as the director of Barber’s Point Naval Air Station Early Childhood Development Center(s) in Oahu, Hawaii, along with being co-owner of P&J Concert Designs a graphic design business also in Oahu, Hawaii (1982-1990). Farmen also has five years experience teaching high school art at Tri Jr.-Sr. High School in Lewisville, Indiana.

Research/Creative/Publication Interests:
Communications graphics, photography, multimedia/video, documentary storytelling

Research/Creative/Publication Career Highlights:
Farmen received the CCIM Core Competency Award For Outstanding Teaching (2009). Her role in the journalism department is to teach J103 journalism graphics class each semester. These classes are foundational to the Journalism Graphics sequence and to the Journalism Department’s curriculum. Farmen also teaches J323 magazine design class. She has taught various courses throughout the years, including NEWS130, J245, NEWS 385 Multimedia Storytelling, J623 Visual Storytelling for the Digital Storytelling graduate program, iCOM 211, iCOM 375 and has conducted, coordinated and organized InDesign workshops for the department. She published infrared photography in Freewrite, Anderson University Literary Arts Magazine, Spring 2009.

Farmen has received the Top Award for "Design Interactive," from the Association for Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication, Creative Projects Division in the summer of 2004. She received the CCIM Award for Outstanding Contributions to CCIM and in recognition of commitment to use of and access to high technology in the fall of 2001. She was nominated for Excellence in Teaching Award for 1999-2000.

Her scholarship includes the following:

  • George-Palilonis, J., Butler, D. & Leidig-Farmen, P. (2011). Design Interactive: A nonlinear, multimedia approach for teaching introduction to visual communication and principles of design. In Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2011 (pp. 128-135). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
  • George-Palilonis, J., Butler, D. & Leidig-Farmen, P. (2011). Design Interactive: A nonlinear, multimedia approach for teaching introduction to visual communication and principles of design, presented at the World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, Honolulu.

Thesis/Creative Project Experience and Philosophy:
Farmen has worked with thesis/creative student projects since 1994. Her teaching style is focused on the creative process. It emphasizes student-centered learning through project-based assignments that apply design theory and visual literacy.

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