Ph.D. Columbia University
M.Ed. Teachers College, Columbia University
M.A. Teachers College, Columbia University
B.A. La Salle University
Physics education, equity in physics, urban science education, science teacher retention, STEM educational technology, engineering recruitment and retention, physics pedagogical content knowledge
CSM 620: Science Teacher Education
CSM 630: Research Seminar in Science Education
Physics 121: Physics for Life Sciences I
Physics 122: Physics for Life Sciences II
Physics 125: Classical Physics A for Physical Sciences & Engineering
Recent work has focused onphysics access and equity, with attention directed towards physics availability for urban children in grades 7-12. Additional studies have examined science teacher retention in urban schools, educational technology in physics, and recruitment and retention in undergraduate engineering. Currently, projects are focusing on designing and implementing a new studio physics model for introductory calculus-based physics.
Dr. Kelly has served as Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator on grants from the National Science Foundation's Noyce and S-STEM Scholarship Programs, the SUNY/New York Academy of Sciences STEM Mentoring Initiative, and the SUNIY Innovative Instructional Technology Program. She has been awarded more than $1.5 Million in external funding as PI or Co-PI while at Stony Brook.
Dr. Kelly's major awards include the Outstanding Teacher Award from Teachers College, Columbia University, and the Provost’s Faculty Recognition Award for Excellence in Scholarship & Research from Lehman College, CUNY. She also serves 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. She has served as a reviewer for the Journal of Research in Science Teaching, Physical Review Special Topics: Physics Education Research, and Journal of Science Education and Technology.
Dr. Kelly collaborates with faculty from the Department of Physics & Astronomy and the School of Engineering & Applied Sciences. She also designs and teaches physics and chemistry outreach programs for urban secondary students through the Bronx Institute.