Research Interests: Sociolinguistics; media studies
Social Change Interests: Language access; media portrayals
Joined Walden: 2016
About Catherine: I am a contributing faculty member in Walden University's Office of Academic Support. Teaching is my passion, and I have experience teaching a variety of English and communication courses. I also helped create a local community English program in Washington, DC. In addition to teaching, I love conducting research. My research interests include sociolinguistics and media studies. I hold a PhD in English, an MA in Corporate and Public Communication, a BA in Journalism, and an AA in Communication. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, watching movies, and lounging with my family.
Kelly, C. (2019). The destructive consequences of materialism: Portrayals of the American dream in The Ticket. Session presented at Southwest Popular/American Culture Association's 39th Annual Conference, Albuquerque, NM.
My Advice to Walden Students
Don't be afraid to ask questions. An important aspect of learning is engaging with classmates, faculty, and staff. By asking questions and reaching out for help,
you can gain more insight into the topic, find solutions or strategies to address your concerns, and develop an overall sense of community.
My Role as a Teacher
Why I enjoy teaching at Walden:
As an instructor, I enjoy participating in a supportive community where members can develop and practice their writing skills.
What students can expect from me as a teacher:
My aim is to foster a supportive classroom where students can learn about and practice writing skills that are essential to promoting positive social change. When taking my courses, students will celebrate their writing strengths, work on areas of improvement, and receive encouragement along the way.