University Profiles


Kelly A. Shea, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Director of the Writing Center/OWL

Department of English


Dr. Shea notes that writing centers help students not because they can't write, but because they do.

I am an associate professor of English and director of the Seton Hall University Writing Center. I am also a co-leader of the SHU Core Curriculum reading - and writing - intensive core proficiency project and work closely with the University's Teaching, Learning, and Technology Center (TLTC) on electronic portfolios, course management systems, and other pedagogy-improvement initiatives. I teach undergraduate and graduate composition and literature courses and study writing, teaching, and technology issues - and their intersections.


  • PhD, University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education
  • M.Ed., Harvard University, Graduate School of Education
  • BS, College of William and Mary

Academic Distinctions

I have contributed to an invited PraxisWiki on teaching with technology in the on-line journal Kairos and will soon release the results of a research study on SHU's use of faculty vs. student on-line tutors in Writing Lab Newsletter. I am also working on research projects relating to assessment of faculty development and writing-across-the-curriculum programs (published in Across the Disciplines) and the care and feeding of faculty writing groups (published in Arts and Humanities in Higher Education). I have also received a SHU University Research Council grant for on-line writing lab (OWL) research.


Office Phone
(973) 275-2183


Office Location
Room 375
Fahy Hall


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