JON TIMOTHY KELLY, Ph.D.
Instructor of History and Political Science
Ph:  (408) 741-2546

West Valley College
Department of History and Political Science
14000 Fruitvale Avenue
Saratoga, CA  95070-5698

 

EDUCATION

University of California, Irvine

Doctorate of Philosophy in American History - Spring, 2000
Dissertation:  "Thinking the Unthinkable: Civil Defense, Nuclear Strategy, and Popular Culture in Cold War America."
Committee Chair:  Keith Nelson
Areas of Concentration:  U.S. Foreign Relations and Politics; U.S. History; Asian American Studies

University of London, Institute of United States Studies

Master of Arts in United States Studies, 1992
Master's Thesis:  "Rhetoric and Symbols in the Nixon Presidential Campaigns"

University of California, Irvine

Certificate of Legal Assistantship (w/ Honors), University of California Extension, Irvine, 1990
Bachelor of Arts in History, Cum Laude, June 1989


TEACHING AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 

WEST VALLEY COLLEGE
Departments of History and Political Science

Instructor of History and Political Science

History 3:         Asian American History

History 17A:    United States History (Colonial to 1877)

History 17B:    United States History (1877 to Present)

History 17B:    United States History (1877 to Present - ONLINE)

History 20:       California History and Geography

Poli Sci 1:        American Government

Poli Sci 1:        American Government (Online)

Poli Sci 2:        Comparative Government

Poli Sci 3:        Introduction to Political Science

Poli Sci 4:        International Relations


West Valley College Professional Activities

AGS Co-Advisor, 2005 - Present

Academic Senate, Social Science Representative, 2005 - Present

History Department Chair, 2003-2004

Distance Learning Committee, 2003-2005

Course Management System Team (choosing a new Distance Learning Vendor), 2004-2005

 

Previous Teaching and Work Experience

 

PUBLICATIONS

"A Cold War Home Front, 1945-1963" in Daily Lives of Civilians in Wartime Modern America From the Indian Wars to the Vietnam War (ed. by David Heidler and Jeanne Heidler, Greenwood Press, 2007)


PAPERS DELIVERED/ COMMENTATOR/ PRESENTATIONS

"The Why Question:  Causes and Consequences to 9/11," Marymount College Teach-In and Open Forum on the Events of 9/11, October 2001.

Commentator for the Sixth Annual Cold War History Group Conference, University of California Santa Barbara, May 2001.

Technology in the Classroom:  Integrating PowerPoint and the Internet Into Your Teaching."  Presenter on the pedagogical uses of PowerPoint and web based technology, All College Faculty Workshop, Marymount College, Feb 2001.

"Family Room of Tomorrow:  Selling Survival Through Civil Defense and the Public's Response in the 1950s."  Presented at Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association's National Conference, New Mexico, March, 2001.

"Thinking the Unthinkable:  The Civil Defense Debate in the 1980s."   Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations national conference, Toronto, Canada, June 2000.  (An earlier version presented at the Second Annual Cold War History Group Conference, University of California Santa Barbara, May 1997)
"Race and Ethnicity in Foreign Relations - Where Do We Go From Here?"  Presented at 1998 Southern California U.C. Regional U.S. Foreign Relations Roundtable, UC Irvine.


AWARDS AND HONORS

Outstanding Full Time Instructor, West Valley College (2008-2009)
Teacher of the Month, Marymount College (February 2001)
University of California Regents Scholarship, 1999
Outstanding Teaching Assistant in Humanities, 1999
Outstanding Teaching Assistant in History, 1998
UCI History Fellowship, Summer 1998
UCI History Research Fellowship, Summer of 1996 & Summer 1997
UCI Alumni/Washington, D.C. Intern Scholarship, 1994 (Interned at White House, Office of Political Affairs)
University of California Regents Scholarship, 1993
Rotary International Scholar - Ambassador of Goodwill to Great Britain, 1991-1992
UC Irvine School of Humanities Honors Program, 1987-1989
Best Senior Humanities Honors Thesis, 1989
UC Irvine Fitzgerald History Award, 1987

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

American Historical Association
Organization of American Historians
Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations
Association for Asian American Studies
UCI Alumni Association