Kelly Berg, Associate Professor of Communication

Quad 440
Saint John’s University
Collegeville, MN 56321
(320) 363-2589
[email protected] 


  • Ph.D. in Communication, University of Missouri-Columbia    
  • M.A. in Communication, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point            
  • B.A. in Communication, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point


  • COMM103: Mass Media and Society    
  • COMM336: Introduction to Strategic Campaign Communication            
  • COMM338: New Media Analysis and Applications            
  • COMM346: Strategic Campaign Communication (Capstone)            
  • COMM342: Communicating in an Online Era

Dr. Kelly Berg began teaching at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University in 2002. She teaches courses centered on mass media, strategic campaigns and social media. Her academic interests include online and fan communities, narrative, and communicating identity. While she enjoys every day she is able to work with her students, she also enjoys time with her family, traveling and summer vacation.

Recent publications

Berg, K. & Harthcock, A. (2013). “Brett Favre is a God: Sports Fans’ Perpetuation of Mythology on Newspaper Websites.” In Earnheardt, A. C., Haridakis, P. M., & Hugenberg, B. (Eds.). Sports Fans, Identity, and Socialization: Exploring the Fandemonium. Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books.    

Berg, K. & Harthcock, A. (2008). “Let the Domination Begin: Sports Fans’ Construction of Identity in On-line Message Boards.” In L.W. Hugenberg, P.A. Haridakis, & A.C. Earnheardt (Eds.) in Sports Mania: Essays on Fandom and the Media in the 21st Century, Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers.