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Sheryl Swingley

Instructor

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AJ 381   Phone: 765-285-8688  

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

Educational Background:
MA Public Relations, Ball State University, 1982
BS Journalism, Ball State University, 1974

Professional Experience:
Swingley was the division director of marketing for the Parkview Memorial Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind.; assistant director of PR for Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie; a publications editor for the St. Johns Hospital in Anderson, Ind., and an adjunct professor at Anderson College.

Research/Creative/Publication Interests:
Swingley’s research is in information gathering (media literacy, finding resources, document research, interviewing), public relations (media relations, campaigns, crisis communication, writing) along with gender issues in the mass media, fundraising/development, internships and professional development.

Research/Creative/Publication Career Highlights:
Swingley created and implemented new courses at the university including philanthropy in America and volunteerism; gender issues in the mass media and information gathering. She developed a professional development seminar, enabling students to have stronger résumés and cover letters for their internships and career entry. She has led a multitude of initiatives giving students the best possible opportunities for life after college and internships with presentations such as “Preparing a Career Portfolio,” “College Journalism Programs,”  “What is an Internship,” “Internships From the Academic Department's Point of View” and “The Art of the Interview.” She also has been awarded multiple “Who’s who” awards: Who’s Who in the Media and Communications, 1997; Who’s Who in the Midwest, 1996 to 1997, 1994 to 1995; Who’s Who of American Women, 1992 to 1994. Professionally, she won numerous awards at the state, regional and national levels. She has served as the mentor for a number of immersive learning opportunities in the areas of economics, food and international tourism

Thesis/Creative Project Experience and Philosophy:
Swingley has served as a member of graduate thesis committees. She has advised a number of undergraduate thesis papers.

Course Schedule
  • Course
    Course
    No.
    No.
    Section
    Section
    Time
    Time
    Days
    Days
    Location
    Location
  • Course
    Professional Develop
    No.
    210
    Section
    10K
    Section
    1530-1645
    Days
    T R
    Location
    LB 265
  • Course
    Professional Develop
    No.
    210
    Section
    20K
    Section
    1100-1215
    Days
    T R
    Location
    LB 265
  • Course
    Professional Develop
    No.
    210
    Section
    30K
    Section
    1100-1215
    Days
    T R
    Location
    LB 265
  • Course
    Professional Develop
    No.
    169
    Section
    10K
    Section
    1100-1215
    Days
    T R
    Location
    AJ 341
  • Course
    Professional Develop
    No.
    169
    Section
    20K
    Section
    1530-1645
    Days
    T R
    Location
    AJ 341
  • Course
    Professional Develop
    No.
    169
    Section
    30K
    Section
    1530-1645
    Days
    T R
    Location
    AJ 341
  • Course
    Paid Internship
    No.
    369
    Section
    800
    Section
    0000-0000
    Days
    Location
  • Course
    Unpaid Internship
    No.
    479
    Section
    800
    Section
    0000-0000
    Days
    Location
  • Course
    Unpaid Internship
    No.
    479
    Section
    801
    Section
    0000-0000
    Days
    Location
  • Course
    Newsgathering: Resea
    No.
    120
    Section
    10K
    Section
    0930-1045
    Days
    T R
    Location
    AJ 392
  • Course
    Newsgathering: Resea
    No.
    120
    Section
    20K
    Section
    0930-1045
    Days
    T R
    Location
    AJ 392
  • Course
    Newsgathering: Resea
    No.
    120
    Section
    30K
    Section
    0930-1045
    Days
    T R
    Location
    AJ 392
  • Course
    News Editing
    No.
    315
    Section
    1
    Section
    1100-1150
    Days
    M W
    Location
    AJ 246
  • Course
    News Editing
    No.
    315
    Section
    2
    Section
    1200-1250
    Days
    M W
    Location
    AJ 246
  • Course
    Immersion: Special T
    No.
    397
    Section
    6
    Section
    1400-1450
    Days
    M W F
    Location
    AJ 392