Janet Kelly

Director of Communications

Janet has led internal and external communications for the Wisconsin Center for Education Research at UW-Madison's School of Education since 2014.

She manages a team that develops strategies and activities to enhance interdisciplinary education research, increase the impact of WCER research and services, and better connect WCER to the university, city, state and nation.

For the past 20 years, Janet has worked to advance higher education in Madison, Wisconsin. Before joining WCER, she served as communications director at the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF), UW-Madison's patent and licensing organization, and previously at Madison College (MATC), the area's two-year community college.

Earlier in her career she worked in Chicago and Southern California for two Fortune 500 companies and a small specialty food business. Her roles included public relations, marketing, government relations, quality management and retail banking. 

She holds a B.A. in English from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, studied for a year at Lancaster University in England and also completed Duke University's Executive Education Program for Manager Development.

She has been recognized for producing exceptional communications materials, and demonstrating strong people management and customer service skills.

Contact Information

Phone: (608) 890-3926
Office: 783 Ed Sciences

Current Projects

Director's Office & Communications