Mike Kelly joined the Baylor faculty in Hedges Library as the applied humanities librarian. Kelly holds a B.A. in English from the University of Northern Iowa and an M.A. in English literature from the University of Virginia. Prior to coming to Baylor, Kelly taught a variety of English courses at Blue Ridge School in St. George, Va., the Delaware Valley Friends School in Paoli, Penn., and Morristown-Beard School in Morristown, N.J.
At Morristown-Beard, Kelly taught electives such as Eastern Influences in Western Literature, Crime and Conscience, and Creative Writing. He was also the faculty adviser of the literary magazine and helped to usher in a digital supplement for the magazine that included student films, digital arts, and performances.
He and his wife, Heidi, have two children, three-year-old daughter Rae, and newborn son Rowan.