Ashley Kelly

Communication, Rhetoric and Digital Media, 2014


Assistant Professor, University of Waterloo

Dr. Ashley Rose Kelly (CRDM ‘14) is an assistant professor in English Language and Literature at the University of Waterloo, in Canada. She was previously an assistant professor in Purdue University’s Brian Lamb School of Communication. Her dissertation, Hacking Science: Emerging Parascientific Genres and Public Participation in Scientific Research (directed by Carolyn R. Miller), won a NCTE/CCCC’s 2015 Outstanding Dissertation Award in Technical Communication, the Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing’s 2015 Joan Pavelich Award for the Best Dissertation, and NC State’s 2013-2014 College of Humanities and Social Sciences Dissertation Award. Kelly’s research examines how science communication is changing with new—especially networked—technologies and also with different communities becoming involved in scientific research. She is co-editor, with Carolyn R. Miller, of Emerging Genres in New Media Environments (Palgrave) and has published in Communication Monographs, Environmental Communication, First Monday, IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, POROI, and other venues.