Lisa Kelly, PhD, MFA

Assistant Director for Graduate Student Success & Development

Lisa Kelly leads the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching & Learning (CIRTL) program at UI.  She has worked in graduate student professional development for 5 years and leads workshops and consultations on effective teaching, communicating research, networking, and preparing for academic and non-academic jobs.  Lisa holds a PhD from Northwestern University in the Interdisciplinary PhD in  Theatre and Drama program where her research focused on nineteenth century celebrity culture -  how performers interacted in public and private spaces, created identity and participated in social activism. Lisa also holds an MFA in Theatre Pedagogy from Virginia Commonwealth University.  In her spare time Lisa is a director, stage manager, and dramaturg for several Corridor theatre companies.

Lisa can help you with:

  • Academic and non-academic career materials
  • Discussions about CIRTL and teaching strategies
  • Developing a professional network and career strategies
Lisa Kelly
Ph.D. Theatre and Drama
MFA, Theatre Pedagogy