When Professor Kelly Grant came to Tulane in 2001, she brought a robust professional background as an advertising copywriter, radio producer, and communications consultant, and her students benefit from her practical, experience-based approach to teaching communications.
Kelly Grant’s research focuses on pedagogical practices, and she loves empowering students with the skills and confidence they need to be clear presenters and writers – even if they don’t see themselves as natural-born Hemingways.
Professor Grant’s primary focus is teaching: her research is based on the best practices in teaching, and she has made the “Teacher Honor Role” seven times in addition to winning the Wisner “Professor of the Year” award in 2008.
Beyond conducting research that focuses on intercultural communication in teaching, Professor Grant also serves on the Steering Committee for Freeman’s Altman Program for International Studies and Business.
Contributions to the Field
In addition to serving on multiple university-level committees and task forces, Professor Grant is active as a communications consultant and often presents her pedagogical research at conferences.
Education & Affiliations
University of New Orleans, M.A. in English
Canisius College, B.A. in English
Association of Business Communication
Chair of the ABC National Writing Contest
Association for Business Communication SW Conference — Executive Board
Management Communication Association
National Communication Association
Reading, especially biographies and other nonfiction
Attending festivals around NOLA, including jazz fest and other live music