Sandra J. (Sandy) Balkema, Ph.D.

Sandy BalkemaDCCL Dissertation Director and Professor of English
Ferris State University

Dr. Balkema teaches writing at all levels, from developmental and freshman composition to advanced technical writing. She is the coordinator of the Technical and Professional Communication (B.S.) program and teaches rhetorical analysis, publication design, editing, and project management courses for the program. Dr. Balkema has received several teaching awards, including the Teaching Excellence Award and Michigan Association of Governing Boards (MAGB) Award, and she has been a writer/editor for the last four of Ferris' NCA/HLC accreditation reports.

Her degrees include a Ph.D. in English & Education and an M.A. in Language and Literature from the University of Michigan, and a B.A. in English Language & Literature from Calvin College.





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