Kelly Norris Martin
Kelly Norris Martin
BA, John Carroll University; MS, Ph.D., North Carolina State University
Professor Martin earned her Ph.D. in Communication, Rhetoric and Digital Media at North Carolina State University where she developed a schema that graphically maps hierarchical relationships of visual research methods. She is currently a co-PI on two NSF funded projects examining the skills that help U.S. college students succeed and increase employer competitiveness. Martin investigates how designers and STEM faculty communicate (orally and visually). She is also working on a project to provide additional resources for faculty and students in courses with both a presentation requirement and deaf and hard of hearing students. Some of the resulting publications from these various projects are listed below:
Positions Held: Assistant professor, 2011-Current
Courses Taught: Visual Communication; Qualitative Research Methods; Digital Design in Communication; Critical Practice in Social Media; Campaign Management and Planning; Copywriting and Visualization
In the News
November 9, 2022
RIT’s College of Liberal Arts receives grant to enhance philosophy and communication offerings
RIT’s College of Liberal Arts plans to introduce new and revamped philosophy and communication curricula to help students across the university enhance their expressive and analytic communication skills. This was made possible by a $350,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and The Teagle Foundation.
January 17, 2022
School of Communication announces administrative changes, new director
RIT’s School of Communication has appointed Tracy Worrell, professor of communication, as its new director. The previous director, Kelly Norris Martin, is now associate dean of faculty and staff affairs in the College of Liberal Arts.
April 15, 2021
RIT’s updated communication master’s degree offers students flexibility to graduate in one year
Major changes have been implemented to ensure the Master of Science in communication degree is more accessible, affordable, and competitive with benchmark schools.