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Martin Smith-Rodden

Assistant Professor of Journalism, Ball State University

Martin teaches in the Journalism Department at Ball State, where he is the coordinator of the photojournalism sequence. He is also the faculty advisor for the National Press Photographers Association’s Ball State


campus chapter, which is the national student chapter of the year for NPPA. For more than 3 decades he’s been a photojournalist, photo editor and team leader. He’s worked in the Baltimore/Washington, San Antonio (Texas) and Norfolk (Virginia) metro areas. He also happens to be a cognitive psychologist and specialist in Media Psychology (PhD from Old Dominion Univ. Norfolk, VA). In 2011, he was named Photo Editor of the Year by the National Press Photographers Association’s Best of Photojournalism competition. He was also Region 

3 (mid-Atlantic) Photographer of the Year in 1996.