Department of Journalism

Alfredo Marin-Carle

Associate Professor

AJ 356  Phone: 765-285-8206  

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

Educational Background:
MFA Drawing, University of Notre Dame, 1984
BFA Painting, Wayne State University, 1978   

Professional Experience:
Marin-Carle has worked as an instructor of graphics and media at Indiana Vocational Technical College, as advertising manager at TrussWall Corporation and as advertising designer at Desmond & Associates. His fields of professional specialization include fine arts, information design, journalism graphics, interactive media/web design and advertising design. He also served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army. His time in the army included a Vietnam tour. 

Professor Marin-Carle began his employment at Ball State University in August 1985 as an assistant professor in the School of Art and in 1989 he moved to the Department of Journalism. He was promoted to associate professor of journalism in 1999. His primary role in the department is teaching journalism graphics. He worked as coordinator for the journalism graphics sequence until 1997.

Research/Creative/Publication Interests:
New media and interactive media as it relates to visual communication.

Research/Creative/Publication Career Highlights:
Professor Marin-Carle has received 93.5 percent positive student evaluations since his promotion in 1999. Students have commented that he is very helpful, creative and relatable. Student evaluations also included comments that Marin-Carle’s classes were fun, interesting, challenging and provided valuable experience. 

He has implemented instructional innovation through developing and implementing interactive media for use in the classroom including Color Primer Interactive, Design Principles Interactive, ColorTutor, VisTutor and others. Marin-Carle (along with Professor Marilyn Weaver) developed and implemented the Journalism Graphics Sequence (1992-present) at Ball State University. He developed and implemented these courses: New Journalism Media (2003), Advertising Creative Seminar (1996) and Journalistic Visual Reporting (1994), Media Art Direction and Creative Processes (2010-11). 

He has artwork published in Arts Indiana magazine (February 1994) and on the cover of Arts Indiana magazine (December 1992). He has participated in numerous collective art shows and competitions winning him many awards including Best of Shows, etc. Three of his art works have been purchased by the Art Gallery of Sudbury (museum) in northern Ontario Canada as part of their permanent collection. His work in advertising and graphics has resulted in many awards from AAF including more than 30 Addys and 20 Addy Citations of Excellence. 

He is a member of the Society of Newspaper Design and the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. He was a presenter at several AEJMC conferences, a Society for News Design conference, and multiple BSU teaching presentations. Marin-Carle’s work was the focus of a feature article in the June 5, 1994 edition of The Muncie Star. His fine art has been exhibited in New York City, Ontario, Canada, and San Juan, Puerto Rico

Thesis/Creative Project Experience and Philosophy:
Professor Marin-Carle has served as a thesis adviser (1999), creative project adviser (1995) and faculty adviser (1991-1992). He was a committee member for a thesis/dissertation in 1991 and a doctoral committee member in 2001. He has also worked as the faculty adviser to journalism students in the American Advertising Federation competition. Alfredo’s areas of specialty are Visual Communication, Web design, the creative process and advertising design.