Kelly Holden, Ph.D. is a member of the Marketing Department Faculty at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Shidler College of Business. Kelly has a proven track record of teaching. With her many years of industry experience which she brings into the classroom and a teaching philosophy of breaking down the marketing concepts and theories to offer students real-life learnings, her focus is teaching so students are prepared for their professional careers.
Outside of teaching marketing and business students, Kelly is a marketing professional with over 18 years of experience in the field. Her experience includes strategy creation, execution, market research, and leading teams. Kelly started her career on the Mainland, working for over a decade in the Midwest. She moved to Hawaii in 2011 where she has worked in the local market as a Marketing Director and Director of Market Research. She currently still consults.