Ph.D. English Literature & Linguistics, Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.
M.F.A. Speech and Drama, Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.
Employment Experience - Academic
2007-Date: Distinguished Service Professor, George Mason University, Fairfax, Va.
2005-2007: Professor of Public Policy, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia.
1999-Date: Director, Telecommunications M.A. Program, George Mason Univ., Fairfax, Va.
1989-2005: Professor of English and Telecommunications, George Mason University.
1989-1992: Founding Director, Telecommunications MA Program, George Mason Univ.
1979-1989: Professor of English, George Mason University.
1975-1979: Associate Professor of English, George Mason University.
1970-1975: Assistant Professor of English, George Mason University.
1967-1970: Lecturer in English, Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.
2005-Date: Member of the Board, SCOLA, Omaha, Nebraska.
2003-Date: Member of the Board, National Instructional Television Association.
1993-Date: President, The George Mason University Instructional Foundation, Inc.
1992-Date: Owner, Mike Kelley Music, B.M.I., Music Publishing Company.
1989-Date: C.E.O., F Corporation, Microwave and Satellite Uplink Common Carrier in Washington, owned by George Mason University Instructional Foundation.
1988-Date: Founding Director, The Wireless Communications Association, Washington, D.C.
1985-Date: Owner, Shannondale Wireless, D.C. area Mobile Radio & Microwave TV Co.
1982-1996: Assistant to the President & Executive Director of Telecommunications, G.M.U.
1981-Date: Founding Executive Director, The Capitol Connection -- George Mason's microwave wireless cable T.V. network in the Washington, D.C. metro area.
1979-1985: President and 50% owner, Alleghany Highlands Broadcasting, Inc., licensee of WXCF AM-FM in Clifton Forge, Va. (Stations sold in 1985).
1979-1983: Director, The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Washington, D.C. (One of 15 appointed by the U.S. President, with Senate confirmation, to oversee funding of public broadcasting in America).
1993-2005: President, The St. Gertrude Foundation, Inc., Washington, D.C.
1993-1997: Member, Advisory Board, Institute for Conflict Analysis & Resolution.
1993-Date: Trustee, The George Mason University Instructional Foundation, Inc.
1987-1996: Member, Advisory Board, George Mason Univ. Fund for the Arts.
1982-1997: Trustee, The George Mason University Foundation, Inc.
1970-1971: Executive Producer, "Time For English," 90 program television series teaching English as a foreign language on Channels 4, 7, & 9 in D.C.
1994-Date: Member, Recording Academy of America
Areas of Research
- Telecommunications Policy
- Policies for Managing Scarce Radio Frequency Spectrum
- Government Organizations and their Approach to Managing a Variety of Public Assets (oil, gas, fishing, hunting, etc.)
- Broadband Access Policies Here and Abroad
- The Impact of Broadband Access on Economic Development Here and in Developing Countries
- Digital Rights Management Policies
Journal Articles and Reviews
Kelley, M. R. "The Spectrum Auction: Big Money and Lots of Unanswered Questions." IEEE Internet Computing 12, no.1 (2008): 66-70.
A Parents' Guide to Television (New York: John Wiley & Co, 1983).
Flamboyant Drama (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1979).