School of Communication - Director
Ph.D. - Pennsylvania State University
M.A.- Pennsylvania State University
B.A. - New York State College
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. In September 1999 she was featured in the Hartford Courant Northeast Magazine as one of twelve "Hot Profs" in Connecticut. 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 communication reticence and speech anxiety. She has co-authored four books, has published or presented over a hundred papers on communication topics, and has served on the editorial boards on several communication journals.