Professor Lynne Kelly of the School of Communication, A&S, was recently selected as the 2015 Distinguished Teaching Fellow by the Eastern Communication Association (ECA).
The award was presented at a ceremony at the ECA annual convention in Philadelphia on Friday, April 24.
Dr. Kelly was nominated for the award by faculty and former students. Dr. Joan O’Mara, faculty member in Hillyer College, stated in her letter of nomination: “Dr. Kelly is unequivocally the perfect candidate for this award. She is the ideal that the originators of the ECA ‘Distinguished Teaching Fellows’ award must have had in mind when they established this recognition. Her current vitae delineates a long and distinguished career of teaching, scholarship and service to the field of communication, both as an ECA member and a faculty member at the University of Hartford.”
Former student Mary Helen Millham M'10 wrote: “I can honestly say that I would not be in the PhD program at UConn without the encouragement of Lynne Kelly . . . she has always shown an interest in my progress as a scholar and continues to mentor me, even though I am at another university.”
Stephen Busemeyer ’93, data editor at The Hartford Courant, stated: “Dr. Kelly taught my research methods course when I was an undergraduate. This class could have been a drag. . . But Dr. Kelly presented the material in a way that was non-threatening and easy to digest. She patiently answered my questions after class and enjoyed engaging me in more challenging issues. Even today, when questions about 'significant difference' and 'standard deviations' show up in my career, I remember what I learned in that class . . . It was one of the best classes I had as an undergraduate.”