Ph.D. - Journalism and Mass Communication; University of Maryland College Park
M.P.S. - Africana Studies; Cornell University
B.A. - History; Frostburg State University
Dr. Jared A. Ball is the father of two brilliant and adorable daughters, Maisi and Marley, and the fortunate husband of Nelisbeth Yariani Ball. After that he is an Associate Professor of Communication Studies at Morgan State University. Ball’s research interests include the interaction between colonialism, mass media theory and history, as well as, the development of underground journalism and cultural expression as mechanisms of social movements and political organization. Ball is also producer and host of the “Super Funky Soul Power Hour” which airs Fridays 10:00 am. – 11:00 a.m. (EST) on Washington, DC’s WPFW 89.3 FM Pacifica Radio. He is also the founder and producer of FreeMix Radio: The Original Mixtape Radio Show, an emancipatory journalistic political mixtape about which he published his first book I MiX What I Like: A MiXtape Manifesto (AK Press, 2011). He can be found online at IMIXWHATILIKE.ORG.