H. Allen Ryan School of Business

Robert Bruce Kelsey Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Communications


Over twenty years experience in corporate positions (software engineering, quality assurance, disaster recovery planning), twelve years teaching philosophy and ethics, British literature, communications, and technical writing.

Areas of Expertise and Interest:

Media ecology, technical writing, media design; Western philosophy; British literature; contemporary intersection of science and theology


  • B.A., English/Philosophy | University of New Hampshire
  • Ph.D., English | University of Iowa


Play: A Performative Hermeneutic of Drama

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Society for Quality Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences


2022. Radically Re-Imaging the Imago Dei. International Journal of Philosophy and Theology.

2020. “Deep” incarnation and the Christo-Pagan turn. International Journal of Philosophy and Theology, 8 (1), 10-16.

2016. Theologizing science, historicizing divinity: Kenosis and systems theologies. International Journal of Arts and Humanities, 2 (4), 1-8.

Software Project Management:

Measures for Improving Performance
Management Concepts – 2006
Software quality and diagnostic metrics program design and implementation. Particularly helpful for organizations pursuing CMMi.

Chaos and Complexity in Software:
Challenging the Industry and the New Science
Nova Science – 1999
Examines software engineering and defect management from multiple perspectives: chaos theory, complexity theory, philosophy of science, and hermeneutics.

Welcome To the Moon! 12 Lunar Expeditions for Small Telescopes
Naturegraph – 1997
An observing handbook that made it to the Harvard Smithsonian Observatory’s list of the ten best books for young astronomers.

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