Ashley Rose Kelly, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Communication, Networks, and Innovation in the Brian Lamb School of Communication at Purdue University.
She has published several articles and chapters on science and environmental communication, including in the journals Communication Monographs, Environmental Communication, and First Monday. In addition to her academic writing, Kelly is a science writer for the Public Library of Science (PloS) Citizen Sci blog, Scistarter.com, and Discover Magazine Blogs.
Kelly earned her Ph.D. in Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media at North Carolina State University, where she studied citizen engagement with technoscientific regulatory processes and crisis response. Her dissertation, Hacking Science: Emerging Parascientific Genres and Public Participation in Scientific Research, explores how citizen scientists are using new genres of science communication to secure funding and support for their projects and disseminate results. This worked earned her the NC State 2013-2014 College of Humanities and Social Sciences Dissertation Award. Before earning her doctorate, Kelly earned her B.A.(Hons) and M.A.(Co-op) in the Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. Her co-operative education placement during her M.A. was as a Technical Writer at Blackberry (formerly Research in Motion).