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foreign languages and literatures educator

Dorothy Jean Kelly, American foreign languages and literatures educator. Smith College scholar, 1973-1974, 74; Yale University fellow; grantee Whiting Foundation, 1982-1983, Humanities Foundation, 1983-1984; Humanities Society junior fellow, 1984-1985, senior fellow, 1991-1992.


Kelly, Dorothy Jean was born on August 27, 1952 in Akron, Ohio, United States. Daughter of Samuel Carroll and Janet Alden (McConachie) Kelly.


Bachelor magna cum laude, Smith College, 1974;Master of Arts, Yale University, 1975;Doctor of Philosophy in French Literature, Yale University, 1980.


Teaching assistant, Smith College, 1973;acting instructor, Yale University Summer Language Institute, 1977-1978;lecturer, visiting assistant professor modern language department, Boston University, 1980-1981;assistant professor, Boston University, 1981-1990;associate professor, Boston University, since 1990;director women's studies program, Boston University, since 1990.


Married Paul Richard Blanchard, August 2, 1979. Children: Eric Kelly Blanchard, Elizabeth Kelly Blanchard.

Samuel Carroll Kelly

Janet Alden (McConachie) Kelly

Paul Richard Blanchard

Eric Kelly Blanchard Kelly

Elizabeth Kelly Blanchard Kelly