Melissa Ball-Martin
  • Melissa Ball-Martin
  • Professor of Communication Arts and Design

  • Email:
  • Phone: 828.898.8932
  • Office: Chaffee Annex 102
  • Department: Academics


MFA in Fine Arts Studio, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
BS in Art Education, Appalachian State University

Common Courses Taught

Digital Imaging
Art and Craft Design
Women Artists

Scholarly and Professional Achievements

I have been an Artist and Educator for over 20 years. I earned my Bachelor of Science degree from Appalachian State University in Art Education. I have taught all levels of Art and Design but have focused on Higher Education for the past 15 years. I also hold an MFA in Studio Arts. While my artistic training was in Sculpture and Fiber Arts, my work has evolved to include Digital Drawing and Mixed Media.
My teaching philosophy is centered around an Interdisciplinary approach including cross disciplinary and cross cultural examples to expand the view of Art. Students can expect individual instruction and strong conceptual training in my classes.

Institutional Service and Responsibilities


Personal Interests

I now live in the most beautiful and oldest mountains in the world with my husband, son, two dogs, and a cat. My interests include good coffee, working in my sketchbook, researching strange and interesting topics, and Doctor Who.