Ryan Sparrow

Ryan Sparrow

Instructor of Journalism


Room:AJ 352

Educational Background:
MA Journalism, Ball State University, 2008
BA Journalism, Franklin College, 1994

Professional Experience:
Before coming to Ball State, Sparrow was a staff photographer at The Tribune in New Albany, Ind.; the Harold Bulletin in Anderson Ind. and the Florida Times Union in Jacksonville, Fl. He has also been an instructor at Franklin College.

Research/Creative/Publication Interests:
Reporting such as basic reporting, communications graphics, digital photography, graphic design, computer graphics, multimedia, web design, digital video, visual ethics

Research/Creative/Publication Career Highlights:
Before coming to Ball State he has won national design awards for Thomson Newspapers in 1995, 1997, and 1998; regional National Press Photographer’s Association awards for feature photography in 1997 and 1999; and other professional honors. While in the university he was part of an interdepartmental team of professors who created a new news curriculum in the Journalism and TCOM departments, and he co-mentored a 2008 Business Fellows initiative that led a team of 16 students from four departments in producing a multimedia guide for Historic Landmarks of Indiana's Ten Most Endangered Annual List. 

Thesis/Creative Project Experience and Philosophy:
Sparrow is interested in overseeing projects or theses that deal with photojournalism or visual communication and design.

Course Schedule
Course No. Section Times Days Location
Senior Honors Projec 499 27 0000 - 0000
Digital Image Design 212 1 1400 - 1515 T R AJ, room 353
Introduction to Visu 103 2 1100 - 1215 T R AJ, room 380
Media Art Dir Creati 320 1 1700 - 1815 T R AJ, room 353
Photoj Managing and 332 1 0930 - 1045 T R AJ, room 353