Stephanie E. Kelly

TitleAssociate Professor

DepartmentBusiness Education


OfficeMerrick Hall
Room: 145

1601 East Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27411

Stephanie E. Kelly


Ph D: Communication and Information, University of Tennessee, 2012

MS: Organizational Communication, Murray State University, 2007

BS: Mathematics, Murray State University, 2006

Research Interests

As a communication scholar, presence is Dr. Kelly's research domain, with specializations in interpersonal influence and measurement. She is primarily interested in how messages affect receiver motivation and information behaviors. 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

Kelly,  Stephanie  MacDonald,  Patrick  ( 2019).  A Look at Leadership Styles and Workplace Solidarity Communication.  ( 56,  pp. 432-448).   International Journal of Business Communication.

MacDonald,  Patrick  Kelly,  Stephanie  Christen,  Scott  ( 2019).  A path model of workplace solidarity, satisfaction, burnout, and motivation.  ( 56,  pp. 31-49).   International Journal of Business Communication.

Kelly,  Stephanie  ( 2019).  Computer-Mediated Communication for Business: Theory to Practice.    Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Croucher,  Stephen  Kelly,  Stephanie  Rahmani,  Diyako  Subanaliev,  T  Jackson,  Kelsey  Galy-Badenas,  Flora  Lando,  A  Chibita,  M  Nyiranasbimana,  V  Turdubaeva,  Elira  Eskiçorapçı,  N  Condon,  Shawn  Stanalieva,  G  Orunbekov,  B  ( 2019).  A multi-national validity analysis of the Personal Report of Communication Apprehension (PRCA-24).  Annals of the International Communication Association  ( Online First,  ).   Annals of the International Communication Association.

Kelly,  Stephanie  Romero Aguirre,  Alfredo  ( 2019).  The Consequences of Invisible Chronic Health Conditions at Work: Implications for Business Communication Education and Training.  ( 2,  pp. 13-21).   Business Communication Research and Practice.

Kelly,  Stephanie  Croucher,  Stephen  Sandel,  Todd  Yu,  Fei  ( 2018).  Infusing infographics into the business curriculum: A study of infographic interpretations in China, New Zealand, and the United States.  ( 7,  pp. 1-21).   Global Advances in Business Communication.

Kelly,  Stephanie  Denton,  Zachary  ( 2018).  Introducing intercultural communication by introducing Deaf culture.  ( 34,  pp. 57-64).   Carolinas Communication Annual.

Croucher,  Stephen  Kelly,  Stephanie  Chen,  H  ( 2018).  Cross-cultural issues in organizational dissent and humor orientation.  ( 2,  pp. 102-105).   Business Communication Research and Practice.

Kelly,  Stephanie  Graham,  Laura  MacDonald,  Patrick  Goke,  Ryan  ( 2018).  Organizational citizenship behaviors as influenced by supervisor communication: The role of solidarity and immediate behaviors.  ( 2,  1,  pp. 61-69).   Business Communication Research and Practice.

Kelly,  Stephanie  Drye,  Sherrie  Williamson,  Christina  ( 2018).  Business teacher immediacy and students' affective learning: The mediating role of perceived immediacy.  ( 59,  pp. 12-24).   The Journal of Research in Business Education.

Violanti,  Michelle  Kelly,  Stephanie  Garland,  Michelle  Christen,  Scott  ( 2018).  Instructor clarity, humor, immediacy, and student learning: Replication and extension.  ( 63,  pp. 251-262).   Communication Studies.

Kelly,  Stephanie  Liu,  Liping  Denton,  Zachary  Lee,  Clinton  Croucher,  Stephen  ( 2018).  Instructional Immediacy in the Chinese Quantitative Reasoning Classroom.  ( 118,  pp. 104-112).   School Science and Mathematics.

Croucher,  Stephen  Elira,  Talgot  Elira,  T  Kelly,  Stephanie  ( 2018).  An exploratory analysis of argumentativeness in Kyrgyzstan.  ( 10,  pp. 91-98).   Russian Journal of Communication.

Morrow,  Jennifer  Shipley,  Lisa  Kelly,  Stephanie  ( 2018).  Using PechaKucha in the classroom.  In R. J. Harnish, K. R. Bridges, D. N. Sattler, M. L. Signorella, & M. Munson ,  The Use of Technology in Teaching and Learning    Society for the Teaching of Psychology.

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.

Autman,  Hamlet  Kelly,  Stephanie  ( 2017).  Reexamining the Writing Apprehension Measure.  ( 80,  pp. 516-529).   Business and Professional Communication Quarterly.

Kelly,  Stephanie  ( 2017).  Seusically speaking: An elocution activity.  In J. S. Seiter, J. Peeples, & M. L. Sanders    Bedford/ St. Martin.

Brown,  Wiley  Drye,  Sherrie  Kelly,  Stephanie  ( 2017).  Resources for Teaching Business Students Social Media.  ( 1,  72,  pp. 4-6).   Business Education Forum.