Faculty

William Kelly

Retired Lecturer

Contact Information

Email    WKELLY1@UCLA.EDU
Office  2320 Rolfe Hall
Phone  310-267-4579
I specialize in intercultural communication with an emphasis on the ability to communicate with those who are members of groups different from one’s own.

My main focus is on relations between the West and other parts of the world, emphasizing mutual images and perceptions.  In particular, I believe there is a need for Americans to become more aware of the world outside their own nation, to understand the reasons for others’ perceptions of them, and to broaden and deepen their perceptions of the world through building a more extensive base of experience and knowledge.

Since I lived in Japan for 19 years, my research originally dealt with U.S.-Japan relations.  In recent years, I have examined the history and culture of China and of Islamic nations  as well as their attitudes toward modernity and the West.  I have also studied the philosophy of nonviolence as a means of dealing with intractable conflicts.  An even more recent interest of mine has been terror management theory, a political psychology approach to intergroup communication that provides a broad perspective for understanding negative perceptions of those who are different.  In addition, I have investigated mindfulness as an important means of going beyond narrow and stereotypical perceptions of others.

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Degrees

Ph.D., Communication, University of New Mexico

Ph.D., Program in Philosophy, University of California, Berkeley

M.A., Philosophy, New York University

B.A., Philosophy, New York University

Publications

Kelly, W., Masumoto, T., Gibson, D. (2002). Kisha kurabu and koho: Japanese media relations and public relations. Public Relations Review, 28, 265-281.

Kelly, W. Applying a critical metatheoretical approach to intercultural relations: The case of U.S.-Japanese communication. In Asante, M., et al., The Global Intercultural Communication Reader. Routledge, 2008.

Fields of Study

Intercultural Communication, Intercivilizational Dialogue, Philosophy of Nonviolence, Communication Theory, Interpersonal Communication

Previous Courses by Term

2014 Spring Quarter

Communication Theory

Cultural Factors in Interpersonal Communication

2014 Winter Quarter

Dyadic Communication and Interpersonal Relationships

Promoting Dialogue between Diverse Worlds

2013 Fall Quarter

Communication Theory

Dyadic Communication and Interpersonal Relationships

2013 Spring Quarter

Communication Theory

Cultural Factors in Interpersonal Communication

2013 Winter Quarter

Dyadic Communication and Interpersonal Relationships

Promoting Dialogue between Diverse Worlds

2012 Fall Quarter

Communication Theory

Dyadic Communication and Interpersonal Relationships

2012 Spring Quarter

Communication Theory

Cultural Factors in Interpersonal Communication

2012 Winter Quarter

Dyadic Communication and Interpersonal Relationships

Promoting Dialogue between Diverse Worlds

2011 Fall Quarter

Communication Theory

Dyadic Communication and Interpersonal Relationships

2011 Summer Session

Promoting Dialogue between Diverse Worlds

2011 Spring Quarter

Communication Theory

Cultural Factors in Interpersonal Communication

2011 Winter Quarter

Dyadic Communication and Interpersonal Relationships

Promoting Dialogue between Diverse Worlds

2010 Fall Quarter

Communication Theory

Dyadic Communication and Interpersonal Relationships

2010 Summer Session

Communication Theory

2010 Spring Quarter

Communication Theory

Cultural Factors in Interpersonal Communication

2010 Winter Quarter

Dyadic Communication and Interpersonal Relationships

Promoting Dialogue between Diverse Worlds

2009 Fall Quarter

Communication Theory

Dyadic Communication and Interpersonal Relationships

2009 Spring Quarter

Communication Theory

Cultural Factors in Interpersonal Communication

2009 Winter Quarter

Dyadic Communication and Interpersonal Relationships

Promoting Dialogue between Diverse Worlds

2008 Fall Quarter

Communication Theory

Dyadic Communication and Interpersonal Relationships

2008 Spring Quarter

Communication Theory

Cultural Factors in Interpersonal Communication

2008 Winter Quarter

Dyadic Communication and Interpersonal Relationships

Promoting Dialogue between Diverse Worlds

2007 Fall Quarter

Communication Theory

Dyadic Communication and Interpersonal Relationships

2007 Spring Quarter

Communication Theory

Cultural Factors in Interpersonal Communication

2007 Winter Quarter

Dyadic Communication and Interpersonal Relationships

Promoting Dialogue between Diverse Worlds

2006 Fall Quarter

Communication Theory

Dyadic Communication and Interpersonal Relationships

2006 Summer Session

Principles of Oral Communication

2006 Spring Quarter

Communication Theory

Cultural Factors in Interpersonal Communication

2006 Winter Quarter

Dyadic Communication and Interpersonal Relationships

Promoting Dialogue between Diverse Worlds

2005 Fall Quarter

Communication Theory

Dyadic Communication and Interpersonal Relationships

2005 Summer Session

Principles of Oral Communication

2005 Spring Quarter

Communication Theory

Dyadic Communication and Interpersonal Relationships

2005 Winter Quarter

Cultural Factors in Interpersonal Communication

Variable Topics in Communication Studies: Humanistic Approaches to Mass Communication

2004 Fall Quarter

Communication Theory

Dyadic Communication and Interpersonal Relationships

2004 Summer Session

Cultural Factors in Interpersonal Communication

Principles of Oral Communication

2004 Spring Quarter

Communication Theory

Dyadic Communication and Interpersonal Relationships

2004 Winter Quarter

Cultural Factors in Interpersonal Communication

Special Topics in Communication Studies: Humanistic Approaches to Mass Communication

2003 Fall Quarter

Communication Theory

Special Topics in Communication Studies: Political Factors in Mass Communication

2003 Summer Session

Cultural Factors in Interpersonal Communication

Principles of Oral Communication

2003 Spring Quarter

Communication Theory

Dyadic Communication and Interpersonal Relationships

2003 Winter Quarter

Cultural Factors in Interpersonal Communication

2002 Fall Quarter

Communication Theory

Dyadic Communication and Interpersonal Relationships

2002 Winter Quarter

Dyadic Communication and Interpersonal Relationships

2001 Fall Quarter

Dyadic Communication and Interpersonal Relationships

Previous Courses by Course

COMM ST 100
Communication Theory

2014 Spring Quarter

2013 Fall Quarter

2013 Spring Quarter

2012 Fall Quarter

2012 Spring Quarter

2011 Fall Quarter

2011 Spring Quarter

2010 Fall Quarter

2010 Summer Session

2010 Spring Quarter

2009 Fall Quarter

2009 Spring Quarter

2008 Fall Quarter

2008 Spring Quarter

2007 Fall Quarter

2007 Spring Quarter

2006 Fall Quarter

2006 Spring Quarter

2005 Fall Quarter

2005 Spring Quarter

2004 Fall Quarter

2004 Spring Quarter

2003 Fall Quarter

2003 Spring Quarter

2002 Fall Quarter

COMM ST 130
Cultural Factors in Interpersonal Communication

2014 Spring Quarter

2013 Spring Quarter

2012 Spring Quarter

2011 Spring Quarter

2010 Spring Quarter

2009 Spring Quarter

2008 Spring Quarter

2007 Spring Quarter

2006 Spring Quarter

2005 Winter Quarter

2004 Summer Session

2004 Winter Quarter

2003 Summer Session

2003 Winter Quarter

COMM ST 115
Dyadic Communication and Interpersonal Relationships

2014 Winter Quarter

2013 Fall Quarter

2013 Winter Quarter

2012 Fall Quarter

2012 Winter Quarter

2011 Fall Quarter

2011 Winter Quarter

2010 Fall Quarter

2010 Winter Quarter

2009 Fall Quarter

2009 Winter Quarter

2008 Fall Quarter

2008 Winter Quarter

2007 Fall Quarter

2007 Winter Quarter

2006 Fall Quarter

2006 Winter Quarter

2005 Fall Quarter

2005 Spring Quarter

2004 Fall Quarter

2004 Spring Quarter

2003 Spring Quarter

2002 Fall Quarter

2002 Winter Quarter

2001 Fall Quarter

COMM ST 122
Promoting Dialogue between Diverse Worlds

2014 Winter Quarter

2013 Winter Quarter

2012 Winter Quarter

2011 Summer Session

2011 Winter Quarter

2010 Winter Quarter

2009 Winter Quarter

2008 Winter Quarter

2007 Winter Quarter

2006 Winter Quarter

COMM ST 1
Principles of Oral Communication

2006 Summer Session

2005 Summer Session

2004 Summer Session

2003 Summer Session

COMM ST 191N
Variable Topics in Communication Studies: Humanistic Approaches to Mass Communication

2005 Winter Quarter

COMM ST 197N
Special Topics in Communication Studies: Humanistic Approaches to Mass Communication

2004 Winter Quarter

COMM ST 197R
Special Topics in Communication Studies: Political Factors in Mass Communication

2003 Fall Quarter