Jonathan Shelley

Brittain Fellow

Member Of:
  • School of Literature, Media, and Communication
  • Writing and Communication Program
Office Location:
Hall 121-1
Office Hours:
Monday & Wednesday, 1:00-2:30 PM


Personal Pronouns:
he / him / his

Jonathan Shelley is a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow at the Georgia Institute of Technology where he teaches technical writing. His research interests include theories and depictions of friendship in early modern prose, poetry, and drama; the history of technical writing, specifically forms of dance notation in the 17th and 18th century; and ethics pedagogy in the writing classroom. His scholarship has appeared in Renaissance Papers and is forthcoming in SEL. He is a volunteer teacher and writing tutor with Common Good Atlanta, a local non-profit organization that provides accredited college classes for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated persons in Georgia, and in 2020 received a Whiting Foundation Public Engagement Seed Grant for the project “Shakespeare and the Common Good in Atlanta.” In this course, students adapt material from their written and visual work in order to produce a publicly available set of learning modules for the teaching of Shakespeare and the humanities inside and outside of prison, as well as practical advice for the instruction of non-traditional student populations. Jonathan is also the co-chair of the Grant Writing Committee in the Writing and Communication Program at Georgia Tech.

  • PhD, English, University of California, Berkeley
  • BA, English Literature, Washington University in St. Louis
Awards and
  • Whiting Foundation Public Engagement Seed Grantee (2020)
  • Clark Short-Term Fellow, UCLA William Andrews Clark Memorial Library (2019)
  • Finalist for the J. Leeds Barroll Dissertation Prize, Shakespeare Association of America (2019)
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, GSI Teaching and Resource Center, UC Berkeley (2012)


  • ENGL-1102: English Composition II
  • LMC-3403: Tech Communication
  • LMC-3431: Tech Comm Approaches
  • LMC-3432: Tech Comm Strategies