Kelly Winfrey

Associate Professor [GSJC], Director of Graduate Education


Dept:Greenlee School Journalism/Communication
Office:212 Hamilton
613 Wallace Rd.
Ames IA
Office Hours:T/R 10-11am, 12:30-2:30 and by appointment.

Topics of interest: gender and communication, political campaigns, political communication, women and leadership, Women and Politics

Education: Ph.D., University of Kansas
M.A., Missouri State University
B.A., Emporia State University


Kelly Winfrey is an assistant professor in the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication at Iowa State University. Winfrey's research focuses on political communication and gender. She has published research on women as political candidates, women voters and campaign communication. She teaches classes in political campaigns, public relations, communication and leadership. Winfrey also serves as coordinator for research and outreach at the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics where she oversees the Archives of Women's Political Communication, the Women in Iowa Politics Database and engagement programs such as the Ready to Run Iowa campaign training workshops.