Kelly Martin

Kelly Norris Martin Headshot

Home Department and Title: School of Communication

Interests (Teaching/Research): Communication education, communication in the workforce, visual communication, visual rhetoric and design

Year started at RIT: 9

Favorite place(s) on campus: Fireside Lounge, Salsarita’s, 3rd floor of Eastman, Polisseni Center, Field House

Mentorship areas: teaching (working with clients, flipped classroom, incorporating technologies), interdisciplinary research and grant writing, starting centers at RIT



  1. Proud Professional Moment: Although this is still being established, I’m very proud of making great progress on the development of the Expressive Communication Center


  1. Trials and Foils: There were many setbacks in establishing the ECC, including cutbacks in funding, persuading administrators, grant rejections, etc. It has been over 7 years in development



  1. Words of Wisdom: What is the one thing you know now, that you wish you knew when you arrived first year?

    I wish I had been more strategic about what work I took on/agree to, I’m still working on this


  1. Future Aspirations: What you would like to accomplish in the next 10-15 years?

    I would really like to elevate the research and programming of the ECC to be among the top at any university. One area I think we could be leaders is in workforce specific communication education and supporting D&HH students with presentations. I would also like to raise enrollments and further strengthen the programs in the School of Communication.