Stephanie E. Kelly

TitleAssistant Professor

DepartmentBusiness Education



OfficeMerrick Hall
Room: 343

1601 East Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27411

Stephanie E. Kelly


Ph D: Communication and Information, Murray State University, 2012

MS: Organizational Communication, Murray State University, 2007

BS: Mathematics, Murray State University, 2006

Research Interests

As a communication scholar, presence Dr. Kelly's research domain, with specializations in interpersonal influence and measurement. She is primarily interested in how messages affect receiver motivation, information seeking, and learning. This influence is prevalent in physician-patient, teacher-student, and supervisor-subordinate relationships. Overall, her research focuses on measuring and understanding the role of presence in reception and response processes, parsing out the many conceptualizations of presence including immediacy, social presence, and parasocial interaction.

Recent Publications

Zeng, C  Croucher, S  Kelly, Stephanie  Hui, C  (2018).  An exploration of organizational assimilation among state-owned, private-owned, and foreign-invested enterprises in China.  (1,  35,  pp. 58-67).  Communication Research Reports.

Gaytan, Jorge  Kelly, Stephanie  (2017).  The promotion and integration of learning in the business education classroom.  (58,  pp. 11-22).  Journal for Research in Business Education.

Autman, Hamlet  Kelly, Stephanie  (2017).  Reexamining the Writing Apprehension Measure.  (Online First,  pp. 1-14).  Business and Professional Communication Quarterly.

Kelly, Stephanie  MacDonald, Patrick  (2016).  A Look at Leadership Styles and Workplace Solidarity Communication.  (54,  pp. 1-17).  International Journal of Business Communication.

Ahn, Ho-Young  Kelly, Stephanie  (2016).  Pulling it all together: The art of persuasion.  Conversations with your audience: A practical guide for preparing and delivering professional presentations 

Kelly, Stephanie  Holmes, Jeanne  (2016).  Changing the Discussion of Professional Attire and Grooming.  (71,  pp. 4-6).  Business Education Forum.