Kelly Ball

Kelly H. Ball

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

Phone: 404.471.5547
Office Location: Buttrick Hall 106A

Academic Degrees

  • B.A. Transylvania University
  • M.A. The Ohio State University
  • Ph.D. Emory University (Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies)

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.

Web Links

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department
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