Kevin Ballard
kballard@ben.edu
Phone: 630-768-6293
Degree Level/Concentration: M.M., Master of Music Performance (Minnesota State University), M.A.E.D., Adult Education and Distance Learning (University of Phoenix), and completed 90 credits of doctoral work in music performance and arts administration (University of Cincinnati - College Conservatory of Music).


Professional Background:
I am a college faculty member teaching humanities, ethics, critical thinking, and general studies at various institutions. As an experienced facilitator specializing in distance education opportunities for the adult learner, I recently taught the final course for the Sales and Sales Management Certificate at Benedictine University where we critically examined ethical and social responsibilities of business and determined creative ways to apply philosophical principles. Before entering into the education field I spent years working in retail where my emphasis on building relationships between the buyer and seller allowed me to excel in sales and customer service and to build and maintain a loyal customer base. I am a certified teacher serving as Information Specialist for CUSD #300 in charge of five school libraries and a professional classical musician specializing in organ, conducting, and arts administration