Originally from North Carolina, Kelly Donovan has spent much of her professional and academic career in China. She joined NYU Shanghai in 2020 as a Lecturer of English for Academic Purposes.
Prior to joining NYU Shanghai, Ms. Donovan was a participant in the English Language Fellow Program, a U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs exchange program. She was hosted by Qufu Normal University (QFNU) in Shandong, China from 2018 to 2020. During this time, Ms. Donovan traveled extensively around China conducting teacher training workshops and hosting English language teaching conferences. While at QFNU, she taught oral English, intercultural communicative competence, and extensive reading courses.
She has also taught English as a foreign language in Taiwan as a Fulbright ETA and in Kosovo as a Peace Corps volunteer. Ms. Donovan has taught English as a second language in various programs across the U.S. including the AmeriCorps ACCESS Project.
She is a member of the International TESOL Organization and proud supporter of The International Research Foundation for English Language Education (TIRF).
- Donovan, K. (2014). A society in crisis: China's growing generation gap. Virginia Review of Asian Studies, 16, 202-216
- Donovan, K. (in press). Have you eaten? In S. M. Kang, X. Q. Wang, & L. Wang (Eds.), 讲述美丽中国:英语教程 [Jiangshu meili zhongguo:Yingyu Jiaocheng; Perspectives on Chinese Culture: An English Coursebook] (pp. 103-107). Jinan, China: Shandong University Publishing Press
- Kang, S. M., Wang, X. Q., Wang, L., Cao, Y. H, Man, H., Sun, H. M., Su, G. L., Zhang, L., Olson, C. C., & Donovan, K. (Eds.) (in press). 讲述美丽中国:英语教程 [Jiangshu meili zhongguo:Yingyu Jiaocheng; Perspectives on Chinese Culture: An English Coursebook]. Jinan, China: Shandong University Publishing Press
- MA, TESOL and Language Program Administration
Middlebury Institute of International Studies