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J. Steven Kelly

  • Associate Professor
  • Department of Marketing
  • (312) 362-8130
  • 1 E. Jackson Blvd.
    DePaul Center 7405
    Chicago, IL 60604

Academic Degrees

DBA, Marketing, Kent State University,  1974
MBA, Management, Ohio University, 1968
BA, Mathematics, DePauw University, 1966


J. Steven Kelly is an associate professor of marketing at the Driehaus College of Business, where he also serves as co-director of the Kellstadt Marketing Center (KMC), which offers continuing and professional education in marketing. The KMC is the only Chicago-area university center to offer a full complement of professional marketing seminars and certificate programs.

Kelly is also the director of DePaul's Marketing Internship Program and is the founder of the University Internship Program. The Marketing Internship Program was established in 1989, making it the oldest internship operation at DePaul. The program offers marketing opportunities in marketing research, advertising, public relations, sales, direct and interactive marketing, and nonprofit marketing through about 200 organizations in the Chicago area.

Kelly also started the Multicultural Marketing program. Students enrolled in this program are awarded a double major after taking a series of courses which explore various subcultures. The program looks to understand how cultural values affect customer behavior.

Kelly's teaching specialties include direct and interactive marketing communications, experiential learning and marketing case development. He was awarded the Robert B. Clarke Outstanding Direct Marketing Educator Award from the Direct Marketing Association. He is on the Board of Trustees of the Chicago Association of Direct Marketing as well as the association's Educational Foundation. Since 1997, Kelly has directed the DePaul Direct Marketing Case Writers' Workshop where faculty learn from practitioners' actual marketing examples that are written into cases to be used in classrooms around the country. From this work, he co-authored, with Susan Jones, "Cases and Readings in Interactive Marketing."