Ohio State Associate Professor of English, Ben McCorkle was awarded the 2014 Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching during a surprise visit to his English 5662 class in Morrill Hall on the Marion campus late Monday afternoon.
McCorkle’s students in his English 5662 class echoed many of the nominations received by the university on his behalf.
“Ben is an amazing instructor. This distinction is well deserved,” said senior English major Casey Edgington.
Ben McCorkle is an associate professor of English at The Ohio State University at Marion, where he teaches courses on composition, the history and theory of rhetoric, and digital media production. He is the author of the book Rhetorical Delivery as Technological Discourse: A Cross-Historical Study, published by Southern Illinois University Press. He has also published essays in various journals and edited collections, including Computers and Composition Online, Rhetoric Society Quarterly, and Composition Studies.