Wayne State University

Brendan Kelly

Biography

Brendan Kelly (PhD 2006) is chair of the Department of Communication Arts at the University of West Florida. He serves as the president of the Florida Intercollegiate Forensics Association, as an executive council member of the National Forensic Association and as vice chair of the NCA Argumentation and Forensics Division. His research interests include political rhetoric and argument, public address and forensic/speech pedagogy. Dr. Kelly was awarded the 2007 University of West Florida Distinguished Teaching Award, the 2007 Eastern Michigan University Outstanding Young Alumnus Award and was inducted into the National Forensic Association Hall of Fame.