Meet the Faculty

Kelly H. Ball

Kelly H. Ball

Assistant Dean for Graduate and Extended Programs and Assistant Professor of Women's Studies

Contact Information

Phone: 404-471-5547
Office Location: Buttrick Hall 106A

Academic Degrees

Ball holds a PhD in women's, gender, and sexuality studies from Emory University. 

B.A. Transylvania University
M.A. The Ohio State University
Ph.D. Emory University

Teaching and Scholarly Interests

Teaching interests:

Ball has taught a range of courses in women's, gender, and sexuality studies including: introduction to women's, gender, and sexuality studies; queer studies; intersectional research methods; contemporary feminist theory; the world as classroom; senior seminar; and courses on girls and girlhood, in addition to first year seminars in leadership.

Research interests: 
gender, race, and sexuality in human development
childhood and adolescence
trauma and post-traumatic growth

Professional Activities

Program innovation and the liberal arts; Diversity and inclusion; Interdisciplinary graduate education; Gender and leadership; Strategic planning; Shared governance in higher education.

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