Areas of Teaching Interest
Paths to Careers in Media, the Impact of Social Media on Traditional Media, Media content and biases, Media Literacy, Public Relations, Interviewing, Marketing, Broadcast News, Media, and Politics.
My research interests include the adaptation of traditional broadcast news as the industry is being challenged by the latest social media platforms and its influencers, along with the often-contentious relationship between journalists and politicians. Other research interests include Women of Color in Leadership Roles in Mass Media and Higher Education.
"Dateline: Democracy and Media," class interviews local Emmy-Award winning and national media professionals in studio and on zoom about their careers and current events which air on SHSU's social media platforms and Cable Channel 7.
Recent Academic Work:
Kelly-Hardy, J. (March 2021). The Underrepresentation of Black and Latino Students in STEM. Presented at the Greater Houston Area STEM Conference, Houston, TX.
Kelly-Hardy, J. (February 2021). Best Recruitment and Retention Strategies Of Faculty of Color. Report presented at the 17th Annual Diversity Leadership Cultural Conference at Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX.
Kelly-Hardy, J. (January 2020). Recruiting and Developing STEM Faculty of Color. Report presented at the Texas STEM Conference Annual Meeting, Austin, TX.
Kelly-Hardy, J. (November 2019). Best Strategies for Recruitment and Retention of Minority Faculty and Students. Presented at the Conference on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education at LaRoche University, Pittsburgh, PA.
Kelly-Hardy, J. (June 2019). The Root Cause of the High Attrition Rate Among Black Male College Students. Presented at the Educators Rising National Conference, Dallas, TX.
Kelly-Hardy, J. (March 2019). The Success of Black and Latino Students in the Houston Louis Stokes Minority Participation Program. Presented at the Greater Houston Area STEM Conference, Houston, TX.
Ed.D., Education, Leadership, Management and Policy, Seton Hall University South Orange, NJ 2020 DISSERTATION: The Institutionalization of an Innovative Curricular Component in a Federally Funded Program to Increase Minorities in STEM Fields. A Case Study of a Small and Large University
M.A., Public Communication, Fordham University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Rose Hill, Bronx, NY, 1993
B.A., Journalism and Mass Media, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, 1988