Kelly Devine is the Corporation’s director of content and publications, responsible for overseeing digital, multimedia, and print content and publications to support the grantmaking goals of the foundation and its mission of advancing and diffusing knowledge and understanding. Prior to joining the Corporation, she served as editorial director and director of editorial and content strategy at the Institute for Advanced Study, one of the world’s leading centers for theoretical research and intellectual inquiry, where she oversaw the development of a multimedia editorial and content strategy that significantly expanded its audience and reach.
Devine brings more than 20 years of editorial experience to the position, as senior writer of ARTnews and editor of the ARTnewsletter, a biweekly trade publication on the international art market; as a research associate editor for Reader’s Digest; and as a beat reporter and feature writer for a daily newspaper at the start of her career. Her articles for ARTnews were recognized with the Society of Silurians’ First Place Award for Arts and Culture reporting in the New York metropolitan area on three occasions.
Devine earned her bachelor's degree in journalism from the Missouri School of Journalism at the University of Missouri, Columbia, where she was recognized with several awards, including a William Randolph Hearst Scholarship for in-depth writing and a Society of Professional Journalists award for best general reporting.