Janice Kelly

  • Why I Love Teaching at Molloy College
    • The College's Dominican Tradition (Mission Statement)
    • Student centered institution
    • Supportive of faculty development
  • Academic Interests
    • Public Speaking
    • Family Communication
    • Introduction to Communication
    • Interpersonal Communication
    • Organizational Communication
    • Professional and Business Communication
    • Intercultural  Communication
    • Research Methods
    • Gender and Communication
  • Educational Philosophy

    I believe Communication courses are necessary for the development of interpersonal skills, oral and written skills, critical thinking, and negotiating skills to ensure students a more successful role in public life.  It is important that students leave the classroom with a better understanding of their choices and options as communicators.  I aim to provide students multiple strategies for working towards their life goals and an increased sense of self-ability to face communicative challenges along with way.

  • Educational Background

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

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

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

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

  • Additional Information

    Favorite books:

    • Ten Little Indians
    • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
    • Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In
    • Social Intelligence: The Revolutionary New Science of Human Relationships
    • Symbols, Selves and Social Realities
  • Publications/Presentations

    Fathers and the Media: Introduction. Fathering: A Journal of Theory and Research about Men as Parents, Vol. 7, No. 2, (Spring 2009): 113-117.

    Perceptions of Fathers in the Media: In Search of the Ideal Father, Training Curriculum, NY State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance Department. Social Perceptions, Race and Identity, Review of Typecasting: 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). Available online at http://www.scope/nottinghma.ac.uk. "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).  Available online at http://www.realdadsnetwork.com.

    Review of Watching Daytime Soap Operas: The Power of Pleasure by Louise Spence. Scope An Online Journal of Film Studies, Issue 7. (February, 2007).  Available online at http://www.scope.nottingham.ac.uk.

    Review of Race, Gender and Leadership: Women in Leadership by Patricia S. Parker. Advancing Women in Leadership Journal 21 (1) (Summer, 2006).  Available online at http//:www.advancingwomen.com.

    Educational Videos

    Developed documentary on the images of fathers in the media and how children perceive those images, produced by the New York State Fatherhood Initiative Program.

    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

    • Victor Williams, "Media Literacy and Masculinity", Connect!ons: Consortium for Media Literacy" May 2010.
    • Interview with Jody Johnston Pewel, Host of Parents Tool Talk Radio Show aired "Fathers and Fatherhood" 6/12/09
    • Joshua Payne, " Local Organizations Involved in Fatherhood First Conference," Daily Democrat Newspaper, May 27, 2009.
    • Images of the Aging in Popular Culture: Have they improved? Discussion at St. Mark's Church, May 19. 2009.
    • Carpenter, Kristopher, "The Funny Man - The Affect of Sitcom Dads on Our Children's Expectations," Big Apple Parent Magazine, December 2007.
    • Derrick Pratt, "Students Make More Room for TV Daddy," Detroit Free Press, June 17, 2007.
    • Elias, Marilyn, "Study: Real Fathers Fail to Measure Up to Televised Versions," USA Today, June 14, 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.