Catherine Kelly

Contributing Faculty
No Specific College Affiliation
Academic Skills Center

Dr. Catherine Kelly is a contributing faculty member in Walden University's Office of Academic Support and Instructional Services (OASIS). She earned a PhD in English, an MA in Corporate and Public Communication, a BA in Journalism, and an AA in Communication. Teaching is her passion, and she has approximately 13 years of experience teaching a variety of English and communication courses.

Dr. Kelly's research interests include sociolinguistics and media studies. Her social change interests include language access and media portrayals. She has presented at various national and regional conferences on such subjects as film portrayals of the American Dream and effective practices in the composition and communication classrooms.

Courses Taught

CAEX 6055/6056 - Graduate Writing I: Basic Composition Skills

CAEX 6065/6066 - Graduate Writing II: Intermediate Composition Skills

CAEX 6070/6071 - Graduate Writing III: Advanced Composition Skills

CAEX 3100/3101 - Skills for Academic Integrity

CAEX 8010/8015 - Doctoral Writing Workshop: Revising and Editing the Proposal

CAEX 8020/8025 - Doctoral Writing Workshop: Revising and Editing the Introduction

CAEX 8030/8035 - Doctoral Writing Workshop: Revising and Editing the Literature Review

CAEX 8040/8045 - Doctoral Writing Workshop: Revising and Editing the Methods Section

CAEX 8100/8105 - Doctoral Writing Workshop: Preproposal

CAEX 8350/8351 - Writing a Literature Review


PhD, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

MA, Monmouth University

BA, Rider University

AA, Mercer County Community College

Awards / Honors

Faculty Excellence Award, Walden University, 2020

CAEX Faculty Award in Consistency and Student Satisfaction, The Center for Academic Excellence (Walden University), 2018

Exemplary Teaching of Literacy and Language Award, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, English: Composition and TESOL Program, 2013


Kelly, C. (2014). [Review of the book Plagiarism, Intellectual Property and the Teaching of L2 Writing, by J. Bloch]. TESOL Journal