Mark Masse is a professor of journalism at Ball State University, Indiana, where he is also the director of the Journalism Writing Center and former news-editorial sequence coordinator.
Masse has written for international, national and regional periodicals, including The New York Times, Ladies’ Home Journal, Hemispheres (United Airlines), Writer’s Digest, The Writer, Men’s Health, Golf Journal (U.S.G.A.), Catholic Digest, Midwest Living and Modern Short Stories, among others. Masse, author of a book on social activism and a novel, is writing a work of narrative nonfiction on trauma journalism for Continuum International Publishing. An excerpt, "Transformer: How Tragedy Shaped a Journalist's Mission," appeared in fall 2009 issue of River Teeth.