Beverly Merrill Kelley, Ph.D
Professor of Communication
California Lutheran University
Beverly Merrill Kelley, Ph.D
Professor of Communication
California Lutheran University
(805) 493-3366 or 488-0363 Fax 271-7623
Post-graduate, Women in Higher Education Administration, Bryn Mawr College.
Ph.D., Communication Studies, UCLA.
Dissertation: The Impact of John Dean's Credibility before the Senate Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Practices (Advisor: Paul Rosenthal, Ph.D.)
M.A., Speech Communication, San Diego State University.
Thesis: A Comparison of the Aristotelian Enthymeme as a Syllogistic Deep Structure with the Toulmin Structure of Logic (Advisor: Robert Benjamin, Ph.D.)
B.A., Speech Communication, San Diego State University.
Reelpolitik: Political Ideologies in 30s and 40s Films, Praeger, December, l998
Reelpolitik II: Political Ideologies in 50s and 60s Films, Rowman and Littlefield, March, 2004.
Reelpolitik III: Political Ideologies in 70s and 80s Films, (expected 2010)
Paid to write essays on organized crime, ethics and journalism, bioethics, and gun control as well as 24 short biographical pieces which were published by ABC-CLIO in Summer, 2006.
Employed by various scholarly presses (Allyn & Bacon, Bedford/St.Martins, Rowman and Littlefield, Notre Dame University Press, Oxford University Press, Edinburgh University Press) to recommend textbooks for possible publication.
Los Angeles Times—Monthly Sunday commentaries in “Ventura County Perspective” (September 1997 to August 2000) https://articles.latimes.com/writers/beverly-kelley
Ventura County Star—320 biweekly columns on Mondays in the Opinion section (January 6, l997 to present) https://www.venturacountystar.com/staff/beverly-kelley/stories/ https://beverlykelley.typepad.com
The Washington Times, “The Deadly Truth About HIV” February 24, l998
Circuit West, “Faith Connection,” January 18, 2001
CLU Magazine, “The Brothers Geeting,” Spring 2001
KQ Magazine, "On Being Human in this Computerized, Digitized Information Age", Winter l995
Monthly reviews in the Life section of the Ventura County Star on Sundays (February, l996 to March, l997).
Also employed by various scholarly presses to recommend textbooks for possible publication.
Guest, The Phenomenon of Harry Potter “In Focus,” KEYT-TV, 6:00P on December 9, 2001.
Guest, “False Witness,” The History Channel, world premiere on November 13, 2000
President and Chair of board of directors, ETC, Educational Television for the Conejo, a not -for-profit organization broadcasting on cable (Channel. 21), January 31, l996 to February 1, l998. Programming included Classic Arts Showcase, high school and college sports, plays, musical events, and distance learning courses in ESL, astronomy, and psychology. Raised $53.275.
Producer / Director, "Wall Street Kids" weekly series for ETC, Educational Television for the Conejo, l997 to l998
Producer and Host, "An Hour with...," weekly series for ETC, Educational Television for the Conejo, October, l996--l998. Guests included radio legend Norman Corwin, bioethicist, Dr. Arthur Caplan, best-selling author, Amy Tan, First Amendment author, Dr. Craig Smith, HIV activist and writer, Cary Savitch, M.D., futurist William Knoke, TV stars, Anne Lockhart, Barry Van Dyke, and TV legend, Steve Allen.
Host/Writer, "CLU Speaker's Bureau," (series of six shows), l990, KADY-TV, (Channel 63). Interviews with CLU professors on current event topics.
Host/Producer, “Local Talk with Beverly Kelley,” KCLU FM, 88.3 in Ventura County and 102.3 in Santa Barbara County. KCLU is an affiliate of National Public Radio. Conducted a weekly interview show on Mondays at 7:00P (October 24, l994 to August 13, l999) Guests included best selling authors: Ray Bradbury, Robert Bly, Peter J. Gomes, David Horowitz, Marianne Williamson, Bill Fulton. Richard Rodgriguez, Lou Cannon, K.C. Cole, Judith Viorst, Deborah Tannen, Peter Briskind, Simon Winchester, A Scott Berg, Neal Gabler; Pulitzer winners: David Shaw, Jack Miles, Natalie Angier; Olympian Terry A. Schroeder; Entertainers Steve Allen, Peggy Lee, John Davidson, Grace Slick, Estelle Harris, David Birney, Cristina Ferrare; Griffith Observatory’s EC Krupp; Jazz greats Dorothy Donnegan, Buddy Collette, Gerald Wiggins; Action for Children's Television’s Peggy Charren; C-SPAN’s Brian Lamb; Governor Gray Davis, Senator Barbara Boxer, U.S. Representatives Richard Gephardt, Lois Capps, Elton Gallegly, Brad Sherman, Prop 227’s Ron Unz , State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell; entrepreneurs Paul Orfalea, (Kinkos) Robert Dedman (ClubCorp International); KABC’s Dennis Prager; ethicists Michael Josephson, James Q Wilson; science writers Jeremy Rifkin, Dan Kevles, Brian Greene
Co-Founder of KCLU. (1989-1994). Along with Engineer Tim Schultz and first Station Manager Dan Kuntz, helped to bring KCLU on the air through writing grants, filing permits, planning programming, and garnering political and community support..
Sabbaticals: Fall 1997/Spring 1998 and Spring 2005
Reference Book listings
Who’s Who in American Scholars
Who’s Who in Professional and Business Women
International Authors and Writers Who’s Who
Managed the California State Assembly Campaign of Jonathan Sharkey (June 1999 to March 2000). Budget: $75,000.
Scholarly University Presentations
“Graphics in Power Points” California Lutheran University Teaching and Learning Center, October 28, 2010, Feb. 19, 2009.
“The Gleaners,” Center for Equality and Justice: Reel Justice Series, March 3, 2009.
“Creativity, Hitchcock and ‘Psycho,’” California Lutheran University Festival of Scholars, April 1, 2008.
“Interview with Joe Klein,” Artists and Speakers Series, September 28, 2007.
“What would happen if Washington and Lincoln Threw Their High Hats in the Presidential Ring?” Lecture, to Emerti Faculty, January 24, 2006.
“Luther (film),” Segerhammar Center for Faith and Culture Series, October 21, 2003.
“War in Film” Series, “Patton,” April 28, 2003.
“Cinema in the 20th Century: Technology, Perception and Knowing,” California Lutheran University Artists and Speakers Series, October l8, l999.
“You have to Look Behind to See Ahead,” Convocation of Scholars, California Lutheran University, March 15, l999.
Dr. Kelley is frequently invited to speak at public events, to moderate debates, to provide election analysis on radio and television, and is regularly quoted in the Los Angeles Times, Ventura County Star, Ventura County Reporter and The Daily News.
The Reelpolitik book tour included radio interviews on KXCI (Tucson, AZ), WOI (Ames, IA), WPKT (Hartford, CN) KCRW (Santa Monica, CA), KCLU (Thousand Oaks, CA) and book signings at Phantom Book Shop (Ventura), Beach Fest (Port Hueneme), Mr. Nichols (Santa Paula) Barnes and Noble (Westlake Village) and Republican Leadership Conference (Santa Barbara).
1995 An Outstanding Woman of Ventura County by Ventura County Star
l986-87 Professor of the Year by California Lutheran University
1983 Debate Coach of the Year by New England Forensic Association
1976 Distinguished Teaching Assistant by UCLA.
PUBLICATIONS AND CONVENTION PAPERS
“Women of Battle Circus and M*A*S*H: If You Can’t Be With the One You Love, Love the One You’re With, “Film and History International Conference, November 11-14, 2010, Milwaukee, WI.
“Disability & the ADA: Fringe Benefits in Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus” Film and History International Conference, Chicago, October/November, 2008
“All the President’s Men: Literally Ripped from the Headlines,” Film and History National Conference, Fort Worth, November, 2006.
“Brainwashing in The Manchurian Candidate,” Film and History National Conference, Fort Worth, November, 2004
“Silencing the Voice of Moralism,” National Communication Association Convention, New York, November, l998.
Participant, “Advocacy and Media” Conference, Santa Monica, l997.
"Populism in 'Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,'" Speech Communication Association Convention, San Diego, November 23, l996. (Chaired panel entitled “Political Ideologies in Classic Film”) Published as Chapter 2 in Reelpolitik: Political Ideologies in 30s and 40s Films, Praeger, December, l998.
"Use of C-SPAN and Mass Communication Studies,” Speech Communication Association Convention, San Antonio, November, l995, (This paper won a $500 faculty development grant from C-SPAN).
Participant, “Religion in Prime Time” Media Conference, Santa Monica, l995.
"Great Ideas for Teaching Speech: Liar's Club, Rank Think Tank, Who's on Tonight, Tonight?", Principles and Types of Speech Communication, 12th edition, Edited by Raymond Zeuschner, Scott Foresman/Little Brown Higher Education (Glenview, Illinois, l994).
"Who's on Tonight, Tonight?," Speech Communication Association Convention, New Orleans, November, l994.
"Tenth Anniversary: GIFTS Panel," Speech Communication Association Convention, Miami, November, l993.
"Negotiation Game", Speech Communication Association Convention, Chicago, November, l992.
"Feminist Perspective On Persuasion,” Annual Conference of the Organization of the Study of Communication, Language and Gender, Marquette University Press (Milwaukee, l991).
"Great Ideas for Teaching Speech: Liar's Club and Rand Think Tank", Principles and Types of Speech Communication, 11th edition, Edited by Raymond Zeuschner, Scott Foresman/Little Brown Higher Education (Glenview, Illinois, l990).
"Rand Think Tank," Speech Communication Association Convention, Chicago, November, l990.
"The Liars Club,” Speech Communication Association Convention, San Francisco, November, l989.
"The Credibility of Geraldine Ferraro," Western States Speech Communication Association Convention, San Diego, February, l988 (excerpted by the Mass Communication Interest Group).
Associate Editor, National Forensic Association Journal, l982-l985.
"Current Practices in Value Debate," Western States Speech Communication Association Convention, San Jose, February, l981.
"An Alternative to NDT Debate," April, l981, Cross Examination Debate Association Journal, pp. 8-14.
"A Comparison of the Aristotelian Enthymeme with the Toulmin Structure of Logic," Speech Communication Association Convention, New York, New York, November, l973.
January, 2003 Culpeper to convert lectures in Communication 101 (Introduction to Mass Communication) into PowerPoint Presentations including digitized video, website links, audio clips and customized illustrations.
January, l990 Commerce Department (to finance the construction of FM radio transmission system and equipping of studio)
Construction permit (for last available educational frequency in California) awarded in l990.
January, l989 Commerce Department (to finance the construction of FM radio transmission system and equipping of studio)
January, l988 Commerce Department (to finance the construction of FM radio transmission system and equipping of studio)
December, l988, co-writer of FCC application (contributed to change in Federal law)
Adjunct instructor in Osher Institute for Life Long Learning Program at California State University, Channel Islands (Spring, 2008)
Full Professor, Department of Communication (name changed l999), California Lutheran University, l992-present.
Associate Professor, Department of Communication Arts, California Lutheran University, l982-91.
Assistant Professor, Speech Department, California Lutheran University, l977-81.
Instructor and Teaching Fellow, Department of Communication Studies, UCLA, l971-77.
Instructor, Speech Communication Department, California State University, Los Angeles, l974-76.
Administrative Communication (graduate)
Beginning Public Speaking
Business and Professional Communication
Globalization: What in the World is It?
History of Broadcasting
Introduction to Mass Communication
Politics in Cinema
Small Group Communication
Studies in Rhetorical Theory
Director of Forensics, California Lutheran University, l977-84.
Director of Debate, UCLA, l972-73.
Director of Individual Events, UCLA, l971-72.
Board Member, National Debate Tournament Association, l975-82.
Chair, American Forensic Association, l978-80
Chair, Department of Communication Arts/Communication, California Lutheran University, September, 1994 to September l998 and from March, l981 to June, l991.
Acting Chair Fall, 2008, Spring, 2004 and Spring, 1999
*Founded the (presently known) Communication Department in l98l
*Revised the curriculum of the former Communication Arts major
*Developed internship program
*Established advising rubrics
*Created and revised checklists for majors and emphases
*Obtained funding for radio, television, film and journalism equipment
*Designed/ administered second major in Marketing Communication (first in the country) in 1995
*Served as founding president of ETC (Education Television for the Conejo) in 1996.
Vice Chair, Faculty, l982-86 (elected to three terms)
Chair, Governance Committee (now Executive Board)
*Set Faculty meeting agenda
*Nominated membership to all University Faculty Committees
*Presented all action proposals
*Supervised and occasionally directed committee work
*Advised Budget and Planning Committee
*Attended meetings of Board of Regents
Chair, Publications Committee (administered budgets of Echo newspaper, Kairos yearbook and Morning Glory literary magazine, 1994-l998.
Speech Proficiency Examiner, l980-86, 2001-present.
Internship Coordinator, l981- l998; Spring, 1999, Spring, 2004, Spring 2008, and Fall, 20008
Chair, Faculty Affairs Committee, l988-90
*Presented salary proposals to Board of Regents
*Disbursed Hewlitt faculty development grants
Chair, Equal Employment Opportunity Committee, l979-81
*Drafted Faculty Hiring handbook
*Wrote Sexual Harassment policy and procedure
Service on University Committees: Grievance Committee 2009-present, Artists and Lecturers 2006-2009, General Education (subcommittee of EPPC) 2002-2006, 1998-2000, Proposed Film Major, 2002-2004, Artists and Speakers, 1999-2003; 2006 to present, Mathews Management Forum Planning, l995-1997; Education Technology Center, l988-89; Basic Skills, l984-86; Honors, l986-87, l994-96, 2003-2004; Facilities Steering and Planning, l983-85; Grievance l982-83, l995-1999; Athletic Policy, l978-80.
Faculty Mentor: 2009-10, 2005-06
Faculty Marshall: 2007-present
Port Hueneme Sand Sculpture Contest Planning Committee, 2009-present.
Hueneme Beautiful, volunteer and member, 2008 to present
Vice President of Board, Chair of Christmas Book and Boutique sale, and Bookie Volunteer, Friends of the Ray Prueter Library, 2007 to present
California Lutheran University Speakers Bureau, 1999-2010
Founding member, Habitat for Humanity, California Lutheran University, l991
Small Group Leader, Search Bible study, Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran, l988-94.
Member, National ELCA Constituting Convention Committee, Columbus, OH, 1986-87.
Participant, Lutheran Higher Education Theological Development Conference, Boone, North Carolina, l982.
travel, videography, photography, painting, swimming, classic movies, reading nonfiction