Cameron Eigner

Teaching Instructor
Bate 2145


Cameron Eigner taught at Ball State University, Central Piedmont Community College, and the Lents Education Center prior to joining the ECU faculty in 2018. As a graduate student, he served as fiction editor for Binghamton University’s nationally acclaimed literary journal, Harpur Palate. Cameron received the Samuel Newhouse Award in Fiction in 2008. He also assisted in the development of assessment materials for a community-based English program for Karen/Karenii refugees from Myanmar in coordination with the First Baptist Church of Indianapolis. Cameron also acted as conference chair for a regional writing conference, Practical Criticism Midwest, in 2016. In addition to writing courses, he has done work in American literature, humor and stand-up comedy, ESL materials development, and assessment. In his leisure time, he is an avid gamer and a cooking enthusiast. He has a cat named Ampersand (&).


  • B.A. Western Washington University
  • M.A. Binghamton University
  • M.A. Ball State University

Research Interests

  • Writing Ecology
  • Instructor Agency
  • ESL Composition

Courses Taught

  • ENGL 1100: Writing Foundations
  • ENGL 2201: Writing in the Disciplines

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • “Input and Output: A Comparison of FYC and ESL Writing Prompts,” MA Thesis, Ball State University, 2016.
  • “Questions and Answers: Patterns of Student Engagement in the FYC Classroom,” Practical Criticism Midwest, 2014.
  • “Starting with Sound: Short Stories,” MA Thesis, Binghamton University, 2013.