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2012-2013 Richard and Virginia Eisenhart Provost's Award for Excellence in Teaching

Kelly Norris Martin, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Communications
College of Liberal Arts


  • Joined RIT in 2011
  • Eight years of experience in teaching communication theory and rhetoric
  • Current areas of research focus on visual communication, design studies, rhetoric, and instructional communication
  • Author or co-author of 9 publications and 17 papers and professional presentations at national or international conferences since 2008
  • Served as the associate editor for the 2012 volume of Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal
  • Awarded more than $15,000 in grants for research and scholarship associated with visual communication and design in 2012
  • Member of the National Communication Association, the New York State Communication Association, and the Urban Communication Foundation
  • Ph.D., communication, rhetoric, and digital media, North Carolina State University; MS, communications, North Carolina State University; BA, English and music, John Carroll University