Instructor of Journalism
MA Journalism, Ball State University,
BA Comparative Literature, University of
Before becoming a contract faculty
member at Ball State, McNames was assistant director of the Ball State
Journalism Workshops, where she promoted, organized and taught emerging media
workshop experiences for high school students and their advisors. She also has
worked as a designer at the Ball State Center for Media Design and a freelance
reporter for CiNWeekly and Metromix in Cincinnati and M Magazine in Muncie,
Megan's interests include digital
storytelling, interaction design, graphics design and multimedia. She teaches
primarily in Ball State's interdisciplinary digital media minor, an online
program serving students from across the university seeking foundation knowledge
and skills in digital and emerging media.
Megan was part of a user experience
design team that designed and developed Debate 2012, a "second-screen"
iPad app that delivered political news and real-time social media discourse to
viewers of the three televised 2012 presidential debates. In 2012 she received
an award for professional service from Ball State's College of Communication,
Information, and Media.