- MA, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2016
- BA, New Mexico State University, summa cum laude, 2012
- BA, University of Alabama in Huntsville, cum laude, 1999
Since coming to UA in 2017, Kelly Gentry has taught courses in art history. She graduated with an Master of Arts in art history from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2016, where she held an assistantship. Gentry wrote her master’s thesis on “Symbols of Independence, Love, and Sorrow: Georgia O’Keeffe’s Skyscraper Series.” After graduation, she served as a gallery attendant at the Birmingham Museum of Art where she gave informal tours, answered visitors questions about artworks, assisted visitors with use of electronic online Smart Guide self-guided tour technology, and assisted with museum-sponsored events.