Janice Kelly, Ed.D.

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Courses Taught At Molloy
Communications Internships
Communications Seminar I
Communications Seminar II
Experiences in Communication
Experience in Corporate Communications
Family Communication
Foundations of Communications Theory
Gender and Communication
Group Discussion
Intercultural Communication
Interpersonal Communication
Introduction to Advertising
Oral Interpretation of Children’s Literature
Organizational Communication
Public Speaking

Areas of Expertise
Fatherhood & Family Studies, Gender & Leadership, Interpersonal and Relational Dynamics

Columbia University, Teachers College – New York
. Doctor of Education in Communication, October 2006
. Dissertation: A Comparison of Prime-Time Situation Comedy Fathers and Real Fathers on Involvement, Communication, and Affection.

Columbia University, Teachers College – New York
. Master of Communication and Education, October 1998
. Thesis Topic: Social Construction of Educational Rap Messages on Adolescent Development.

Columbia University, Teachers College – New York
. Master of Arts in Education in Education and Communication, October 1993

Columbia University – New York
. Bachelor of Arts in Social Science, May 1991

Tropp, L. & Kelly, J. Deconstructing Dads: Changing Images of Fathers in Popular Culture, Lexington Press, 2016.

A View in the Womb, Explorations in Media Ecology (Book Review, Pending Publication)

The inclusion of media representation of fathers in interdisciplinary parenting research. Fathering: A Journal of Theory and Research about Men as Parents (2011).

Social Perceptions, Race and Identity, Review of T ypecasting: Arts and Sciences of Human Inequality, by Elizabeth Ewen and Stuart Ewen. Journal of Social History, 38 (4) (Winter, 2007): 162-166.

Review of Babes in Tomorrowland: Walt Disney and the Making of the American Child, 1930-1960, by Nicholas Sammond. Scope An Online Journal of Film Studies, Issue 8 (July, 2007).

“The Evolving Images of the American Father on Network Television (2001-2006),” An Online Monthly Newsletter on Real Dads and Real Issues. (June 2007, p.4).

Review of Watching Daytime Soap Operas: The Power of Pleasure by Louise Spence. Scope An Online Journal of Film Studies, Issue 7. (February, 2007).

Review of Race, Gender and Leadership: Women in Leadership by Patricia S. Parker. Advancing Women in Leadership Journal 21 (1) (Summer, 2006).

Guest Editor, “Mediated Images of Fathers” Special issue of Fathering: A Journal of Theory and Research about Men as Parents, Volume 38, Number 1, 2008.

Educational Videos
Developed a documentary, “The Perceptions of Fathers: The Search for the Ideal Father” sponsored and produced by New York State Office of Children and Family Services and Fatherhood Initiative Project.

Developed interviewing questions along with a curriculum for non-for-profit organizations and high schools about the Ethical Choices: Dealing with Diversity and Conflict in School. Produced by PBS-TV.

Press Citations/Interviews
Carpenter, Kristopher, “The Funny Man–The Affect of Sitcom Dads on Our Children’s Expectations,” Big Apple Parent Magazine, December 2007.

Elias, Marilyn, “Study: Real FathersFail to Measure UP to Televised Versions,” USA Today, June 13, 2007.

Diuguid, Lewis, “Men, Beware of those Television Stereotypes,” Kansas City Star, June 13, 2007.

Aguirre, Mary Lou, “Today’s TV Dad Just Don’t Cut It,” The Fresno Bee, June 12, 2007.

“Media Representation of Fathers.” Research Presented by Dr. Scott Coltrane at the National Council of Families in the 21st Century, October 27, 2006.

Pericon, Victoria, “Father’s Role in Childrearing,” Savvy Mommy, June 2006.

Zupsansky, Dale, “Women in the Workplace,” Diversity Monitor, April 2006 Issue.

Bender, Jonathan, “Improving Office Communication, The New York Post, April 30, 2006.

Wicker, Leslie, Gender Issues in the Workplace, LA Times, April 2006.

Nebenzahl, Donna, “Mars and Venus Alive and Well in the Workplace,” The Gazette: Canada.com., March 2006.

Faculty Paper Presentations
“Tug of War: Advisor-Advisee and Mentoring Undergraduates,” 6th Annual Mentoring Conference, Impact and Effectiveness of Developmental Relationships, University of New Mexico.

Conventions, Conferences, and Lectures Attended
Attendee, Text and Academic Authors Association Conference, June 20-21, 2014
Moderator at the 13th Annual Dominican Colloquium, June 13 and 14, 2014
Facilitator and Trainer for the New York State Employee Assistance Program on Workplace Communication, September 3, 2013 – June 6, 2014
Participant, 2013 Annual Symposium on Communication and Communication Intensive Instruction. The Bernard L. Schwartz Communication
Institute. Baruch College, June 1, 2013.
Facilitator, “Branding: Media 101,” workshop, College of New Rochelle, Executive Leadership Program, April 19, 2013
Facilitator, “Content Analysis,” workshop, Molloy College, Middle States Community, February 10, 2013.
Discussant, “Men and Mental Health: A Call for Action,” panel, St. Paul’s Church, Brooklyn, N.Y., March 8, 2013.
Speaker, Masculinity and the Hip Hop Generation, Martin Luther King’s Day, St. Peter’s Church, New Rochelle, N.Y., January 19, 2013.
Facilitator, “Men, Masculinity and Social Policy,” Cultural Awareness in Social Work Practice, The Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter
College, March 5, 2013.
Participant, the Moynihan Report Revisited, at Molloy College, April 10, 2013.
Attendant, “The Spirited Child: Helping Parents Learn the Secrets of Effective Discipline,” April 11, 2013, Adelphi University.
Attendant, “Male Empowerment,” Monroe College, Bronx, NY, April 20, 2013.
Attendant, “Better Marriages: Building Relationships,” Orlando, FL, July 11-14, 2012.

Faculty Committee Work
Dean’s Advisory Committee on the library
Common Reading Program
Faculty Athletic Representative
Communication & Technology Task Force
Middle States Task Force 8 Faculty Subcommittee member
Freshman Learning Communities
Internship Director, Communications
Text & Academic Authors Association, Molloy Chapter member

Advisory Board: Interpersonal Communication, Sage Publication
Board of Directors, Fatherhood Incorporated
Text & Academic Authors Association
National Council of Family Relations
National Communication Association
American Management Association
American Psychological Association
American Popular Culture Association