Dr. Sara Kelly

School of Professional Studies
Journalism, Film and Entertainment Arts

Contact Details

School of Professional Studies
(858) 642-8505

Sara Kelly is a professor and chair of the Department of Journalism, Film and Entertainment Arts in the School of Professional Studies. She is also lead faculty for the Digital Journalism BA program.

Kelly holds an Ed.D. from Widener University, an MBA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, an MFA in English (creative writing) from Brown University, and a BA in communication from Pepperdine University.

She was a longtime editor of weekly newspapers in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Her work has appeared in Salon, Mother Jones, Utne Reader, Town & Country, Men's Health and the New York Times Book Review. She published The Entrepreneurial Journalist's Toolkit: Manage Your Media (Focal Press) in 2015 and Personal Branding for Entrepreneurial Journalists and Creative Professionals (Routledge) in 2017.