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Mary A. Cooksey

Senior Lecturer in Humanities
Whitewater Hall Room 259
(765) 973-8438


  • M.A. in English, Ball State University, 1982
  • M.A. in Philosophy,  Ball State University, 1982
  • B.S. in Philosophy, Ball State University, 1980

Current Research Interests

Cyberethics, Philosophy of Computing, Scholarship of Teaching in Service-Learning, Assessment in Higher Education

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • Cooksey, M., Editor. (2009) Quick Hits for Service-Learning:  Successful Strategies from Award-Winning Teachers.   Bloomington, Indiana:  FACET and Indiana University Press. “From Vision to Mission:  An exploration of The Baxter Neighborhood Help Center Project.   The Governor’s Conference on Service and Volunteerism, Indianapolis, Indiana, March 26, 2008.
  • Cooksey, M. (2007).  Crossroads and Common Ground, Indianapolis:  Indiana Campus Compact.  
    “An Exploration of Criterion Five: Using Service Learning  in Accreditation”  The National Assessment Institute, Indianapolis, Indiana, November 5, 2007, and The International Symposium on Service Learning.  The University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana, May 15, 2007.
  • “Using Service Learning to Teach Philosophy.”  Biennial Conference of the American Association of Philosophy Teachers, William and Mary College, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, August 4, 2006.
  • “Exploring the Engelbart Hypothesis:  A Reflection.”  Computing and Philosophy Newsletter.  March, 2006.
  • Cooksey, M.  “Logic in a New Light:  The Political Activism Project.”  Quick Hits for Civic Engagement, Indiana University Press:  Bloomington, Indiana, 2005.
  • “An Assessment and Analysis of Instruction in Cyberethics” The WWW@10 conference, Indiana State University, September 30, 2004, The American Association of Philosophy Teachers Biannual Conference, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio, August 6, 2004.

Selected Previous Employment Positions

  • Coordinator of Freshman Year Experience and Faculty Member, The Honors College, Ball State University, 1987-2002
  • Lecturer in Philosophy, Ball State University, 1982-1987

Selected Academic Awards/Recognitions

  • Distinguished Faculty Service Award, Indiana University East, 2008
  • Brian Hiltunen Award for Scholarship of Engagement, Indiana Campus Compact, 2008
  • Martin Luther King Multicultural and Diversity Award, Indiana University East, 2006
  • Alpha Tau Omega National Chapter Advisor of the Year, Theta Alpha Chapter, 1992
  • University Teaching Professor Award, Ball State University, 1989-1990