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Kelly Grant

Professor of Practice

Office GW 1 - Room 646
Phone 504.865.5484
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When Professor Kelly Grant came to Tulane in 2001, she brought a robust professional background as an advertising copywriter, radio producer, and communications consultant, and her students benefit from her practical, experience-based approach to teaching communications.

Kelly Grant's research focuses on pedagogical practices, and she loves empowering students with the skills and confidence they need to be clear presenters and writers - even if they don't see themselves as natural-born Hemingways.


Distinguished Teacher

Professor Grant's primary focus is teaching: her research is based on the best practices in teaching, and she has made the "Teacher Honor Role" seven times in addition to winning the Wisner "Professor of the Year" award in 2008.

Cross-Cultural Focus

Beyond conducting research that focuses on intercultural communication in teaching, Professor Grant also serves on the Steering Committee for Freeman's Altman Program for International Studies and Business.

Contributions to the Field

In addition to serving on multiple university-level committees and task forces, Professor Grant is active as a communications consultant and often presents her pedagogical research at conferences.

Education & Affiliations

  • Education:
  • University of New Orleans, M.A. in English
  • Canisius College, B.A. in English
  • Affiliations:
  • Association of Business Communication
  • Chair of the ABC National Writing Contest
  • Association for Business Communication SW Conference - Executive Board
  • Management Communication Association
  • National Communication Association


Reading, especially biographies and other nonfiction

Watching documentaries

Attending festivals around NOLA, including jazz fest and other live music