Lynne Kelly, Professor and Director of the School of Communication, teaches courses in group, organizational, and interpersonal communication; communication technologies and relationships; research methods; and a special communication course for shy and apprehensive students. She has received two awards for teaching excellence at the University of Hartford, the 1996-98 Harry Jack Gray Distinguished Teaching Humanist, and the 1999 Roy E. Larsen Award for Excellence in Teaching.
She joined the University of Hartford after earning a B.A. in Speech Education from New York State College at Oneonta, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Speech Communication from the Pennsylvania State University.
Her current research interests include communication technologies like email, cell phones, instant messaging and their role in developing and maintaining relationships as well as her career-long focus on the nature and treatment of reticence and speech anxiety. She has co-authored four books, has published or presented over a hundred papers and has served on the editorial boards of several communication journals.
Dr. Kelly began studying ballet and modern dance when she arrived in Hartford, performing small roles in the Albano Ballet Company’s production of The Nutcracker. She continues to dance, although describes what she does now as “ballet lite,” and has added jazzercise and running to her exercise repertoire. An avid reader of fiction, she reads classics to bestsellers.
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