James Miles

Jamie Miles

James Miles

Assistant Professor of Art

Office Location: Metcalf 203
Phone: (765) 998-4986
Email: jmmiles@tayloru.edu

Specialties: analog photography, color management, digital photography, graphic design, layout, prepress


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Jamie Miles



M.A. in English, Ball State University, 2002
M.A. in Photojournalism, Regent University, 1994
B.A. in Creative Writing and Political Science (Valedictorian, Summa Cum Laude), Indiana Wesleyan University, 1990


Assistant Professor of Art: Taylor University, 2008-present

Media Director: Virginia Ball Center for Creative Inquiry, Ball State University, 2000-2005

Instructor: Ball State Journalism Workshops, 1999-present

Adjunct Faculty: Taylor University (Basic Computer Graphics), Spring 1998

Adjunct Faculty: Indiana Wesleyan University, College of Adult and Professional Studies (Photography I in four cities), 1995-1996

Assistant Professor of English: Indiana Wesleyan University (Pre-Composition, Composition, World Literature), 1999-2000

Adjunct Faculty: Indiana Wesleyan University (Pre-Composition), Fall 1998

Teaching Assistant: Ball State University (various courses and instructors), 1997-1999

Graduate Assistant Instructor of English: Ball State University (Computer-Assisted Composition), Fall 1997


Freelance Designer: Axon Art & Design, 2005-present

Art Director and Senior Designer: DGS Group, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1994-1996

Art Director: Focus Magazine, Virginia Beach, Virginia, 1993-1994

Studio Graphic Designer: Regent University Marketing Services, Virginia Beach, Virginia, 1992-1994

Reporter, Photographer: The Brookville American, Brookville, Indiana, 1990


Finalist, Photographer’s Forum 32nd Annual Spring Photography Contest, image titled Random, March 2012

Juror, Huntington University Annual Student Art Show, Spring 2012

Addy Awards Best of Show, American Advertising Federation East Central Indiana Chapter, Emens Auditorium season program, February 2012

Juror, Madison County Master Gardener Photo Contest, October 2011

Ball State University Dean’s Citation for Academic Excellence, 2002

Ball State University Creative Teaching Grant Recipient, April 1999

4.0 Scholarship, Regent University, 1992 to 1994

Miller Analogies Test Merit Scholarship, Regent University, 1992 to 1994

Pi Gamma Mu, 1990

Sigma Tau Delta, 1988-90


Rites of the Mississinewa (inkjet print), Minnetrista Cultural Center Annual Art Show, Muncie, IN, February 2012

Street Shoes (inkjet print), Mackinac Island Photo Contest and Exhibition, Richard and Jane Manoogian Art Museum, Mackinac Island, MI, August 2011

Selected Photos, Gathering Grounds Solo Exhibition, Pendleton, IN, January 2011

Barefoot (series of inkjet prints), Minnetrista Cultural Center Annual ArtShow, Muncie, IN, February 2011

Ruina Legio Fatum and The Bus of Cory Church of the Nazarene (inkjet prints), Brandenberg Gallery, Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, IL, September 2010

Chasseur and Down at the Power Plant (inkjet prints), Minnetrista Cultural Center Annual Art Show, Muncie, IN, February 2010

Random (inkjet print), IDEAS: Arts at the Digital Edge International Conference Exhibit, Ball State University Art Museum, Muncie, IN, November 2009



Middletown Redux: a behind-the-scenes documentary published as an ancillary DVD packaged with The Other Side of Middletown, AltaMira Press, 2004

What Parents Need to Know: Public service announcement DVD for the Center for Excellence of Leadership of Learning, University of Indianapolis, 2006

Scholarly writing

Article: “Simulation Machines, Media Boundaries, and the Re-Expansion of Composition” in Visual Media and the Humanities: A Pedagogy of Representation, University of Tennessee Press, 2004

Handbook: Ball Point: The Ball State University Freshman Writing Program Handbook (chapters 9 and 10, punctuation and MLA style), Tichenor Publishing, 1997

Other writing

Fiction: Tsar Wars, novella published by Musick Records, 2000

Fiction: “Breaking the Camel’s Back,” short story in B.C. Magazine, April 1996


“Teaching on TV: Technology, Demographics, and ‘The On-Air Field of Demands,’” guest lecture delivered to Ball State University graduate class (ENG673, Seminar in Computer Writing Environments), March 4, 1999

“Haunted Stages: Myth and Appropriation in Machinal and Twilight, Los Angeles 1992,” Twentieth Century Literature Conference, University of Louisville, February 26, 1999

“Appropriation of Platonism in George MacDonald’s Phantastes,” Drew University Inklings Conference, Drew University, October 31, 1998

“Cynewulf, Runes, and Multimedia,” The Twenty-Ninth Annual Conference of the Committee for the Advancement of Early Studies, Ball State University, October 16, 1998

“Media Technology and Society: Who Makes Who? Or, Nomos as an Alternative Technology Theory,” Rhetoric and Technology in the Next Millennium: An Asynchronous Interactive Rhetoric Computer Conference, on-line conference, June 15-30, 1998

“Yorktown’s Ol’ Dave” (creative nonfiction reading), Practical Criticism Midwest VII, Ball State University, February 28, 1997



Faculty Member, Technology Steering Committee, Indiana Wesleyan University, 1999-2000

Publicity Coordinator, Ball State University Institute for Teaching with Technology, 1999

Publicity Coordinator, Practical Criticism Midwest VIII Literary Conference, 1997

Graduate Student Representative, Ball State University English Department Grievance Committee, 1998-1999

Graduate Student Representative, Ball State University English Department Graduate Studies Planning Committee, 1998-1999


Pro-bono graphic design for start-up church near Arequipa, Peru, 2007

Pro-bono graphic design for struggling small business in Bath, Indiana, 2006

Volunteer, Back to School Fair, Pendleton, Indiana (church-sponsored fund-raiser for needy school children in Madison County), 2005-2006

Pro-bono graphic design for The Muncie Mission, 2000-2002

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