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language educator , Communications executive

Michael Robert Kelley, American English language educator, communications executive.


Kelley, Michael Robert was born on August 20, 1940 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Robert Jenkins and Mary Josephine (Marsden) Kelley.


AB, Catholic University America, 1962. Master of Fine Arts, Catholic University America, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy, Catholic University America, 1970.


Lecturer English, Catholic U. American, Washington, 1967-1970;assistant professor, George Mason U., Fairfax, Virginia, 1970-1975;associate professor, George Mason U., Fairfax, 1975-1979;Professor of English, George Mason U., Fairfax, since 1979;assistant to president, George Mason U., Fairfax, since 1982;assistant to president, 1982-1996;executive director, George Mason U. television, Fairfax, since 1981;owner, Shannondale Wireless, Fairfax, since 1985. Director Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Washington, 1979-1983. President Alleghany Highlands Broadcasting, Fairfax, 1979-1985.


Director, president George Mason University Foundation, Fairfax, since 1982. President St. Gertrude Foundation, since 1994. Director St. Gertrude's School, Washington, 1985-1993.

Chief Executive Officer Capitol Connection Teleport, Fairfax, since 1989. Advisory board George Mason Fund for the Arts, Fairfax, since 1987. Member Modern Language Association, Medieval Academy American, Wireless Cable Association (director since 1988).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: piano, guitar, mandolin.


Married Janet Maryann Curtis, January 28, 1967 (divorced 1978). 1 child Owen Michael. Married Robin Jane Blackwelder, June 9, 1994.

Robert Jenkins Kelley

Mary Josephine (Marsden) Kelley

Janet Maryann Curtis

Robin Jane Blackwelder

Owen Michael Kelley