Address: 092 Life Sciences Building, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-5233
Phone Number: (631) 632-9750
Ph.D. Columbia University
M.Ed. Teachers College, Columbia University
M.A. Teachers College, Columbia University
B.A. La Salle University
Physics/chemistry/engineering education, equity in the physical sciences and engineering, urban science education, science teacher retention, STEM recruitment and retention
CSM 620: Science Teacher Education
CSM 630: Research Seminar in Science Education
Physics 121: Physics for Life Sciences I (Studio)
Physics 122: Physics for Life Sciences II (Studio)
Recent work has focused on equity in pre-college and university physical science and engineering education; reformed teaching practices in precollege and undergraduate science; sociocognitive influences on STEM access and participation; STEM curricular integration; urban science teacher recruitment and retention.
Grants and Initiatives:
Dr. Kelly has served as Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator on grants from the National Science Foundation, National Grid, PSE&G, the Stony Brook Parents’ Fund for Excellence, New York Campus Compact, the SUNY/New York Academy of Sciences STEM Mentoring Initiative, and the SUNY Innovative Instructional Technology Program. She has been awarded more than $4.4 Million in external funding as PI or Co-PI while at Stony Brook.
Awards and Service:
Dr. Kelly's major awards include the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching (2016) , the Outstanding Teacher Award (2006) from Teachers College, Columbia University, the Provost’s Faculty Recognition Award for Excellence in Scholarship & Research (2010) from Lehman College, CUNY, the Denise D. Denton Best Paper Award (2019) and the Best Diversity Paper Award (2018) from the American Society for Engineering Education. She was recently appointed Associate Editor of the Journal of Research in Science Teaching (2020-25), and she serves on the Editorial Board of Journal of Science Teacher Education (2019-22). She has also served on the advisory boards of several projects at the New York Botanical Garden, the New York Hall of Science, and APLU’s Science and Mathematics Teacher Imperative.
Dr. Kelly collaborates with faculty from the Department of Physics & Astronomy and the College of Engineering & Applied Sciences. She has also designed and taught physics, chemistry, and engineering outreach programs for urban secondary students and teachers through the Bronx Institute and the American Museum of Natural History.
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