Frank W. Kelley

Associate Dean, Undergraduate Business Programs

Frank Kelley


Frank Kelley serves as the associate dean for Undergraduate Studies in the Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston. He has been with the University of Houston since 1987 and the Bauer College since 1992. His office oversees advising and administrative affairs for over 5,000 undergraduate business majors and minors, and outreach programs such as the Program for Financial Literacy and college access programs. Prior to working in the Bauer College, he taught college English for ten years. He also served as Chief Operating Officer for a translation company headquartered in Houston with an office in Azerbaijan. He has a Master of Theology degree, a Master of Arts in English literature and Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, and post-graduate work at the University of Houston in rhetoric and composition. He has traveled extensively, primarily in Asia. He has received the Melcher Faculty Excellence Award, Magner Award, UH Staff Excellence Award, CBA Outstanding Staff Member Award, the Dean's Excellence Award, and the Outstanding Staff Award. He has served on various university committees, most recently on the steering committee and advising implementation committee for Foundations of Excellence, and is a Fellow of The Honors College. He serves on the advisory boards for VN Teamwork, Sunflower Mission, and SURE (the Bauer Microfinance Program).

Areas of Expertise

  • Rhetoric and composition

Academic Associations & Editorial Boards


Activities & Interests

  • Translation: currently studying Vietnamese
  • Travel, especially in Asia

Contact Info

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