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Faculty: Gwen Ball

faculty bio
Gwen Ball, MA
Title(s):
Distinguished Adjunct Professor; Manager of English Tutoring Services
School:
Undergraduate
Campus:
San Francisco
  • 510-759-9689

Gwen graduated from Mills College in Oakland, Calif., with an MFA in writing. She began teaching English at GGU in 1991, and in 1998 she became one of the first online instructors. She created the OWL, which opened at GGU in Fall 1998, and has been its sole manager since its inception. She also manages the Writing Lab on our main campus. Her teaching experience includes courses ranging from basic writing to graduate research-writing and design. Gwen has three children, two cats, and a dog, and lives with her husband and the rest of their clan in Alameda. When she's not teaching or overseeing the OWL and Writing Lab, she's ferrying her children to activities; swimming; walking her dog, Sadie, along the bay trails of Alameda; or reading Anthony Trollope novels, Henning Mankell and other Swedish or British mysteries.

RESEARCH INTERESTS AND AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

Online Writing Tutoring

Cyber Instruction

EDUCATION

BA, University of Nevada-Reno

MFA, Mills College

PROFESSIONAL AND TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Creator & Developer, Manager of Online Writing Lab, Golden Gate University

Course Development: Creator of online developmental English courses, Golden Gate University

Manager, On-Site Writing Lab, Golden Gate University

Online English Professor, Golden Gate University

English Placement Exam Trainer & Reader, Golden Gate University

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Member, KiddieKampus

Street Captain, Spring 10 Campaign, Measure E, Parcel Tax, Alameda

HONORS AND AWARDS

Distinguished Adjunct Professor Award, 2010

Outstanding Teaching Award, 2000

Graduate Scholarship, Mills College, 1989

Phi Kappa Phi, National Honor Society, UNR, 1986