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Kelly Kelley

Kelly Kelley

Associate Professor

College of Education and Allied Professions

School of Teaching and Learning

Contact Information

Email: kkelley@wcu.edu
Phone: 828.227.3298
Office: 120 Killian Building

Biography

Dr. Kelly R. Kelley received her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Since 2010, she has served as the University Participant (UP) Program Coordinator, Consultant, and now Director. She is also an Associate Professor at Western Carolina University. Previously, she also directed the NCCDD Learning and Earning Grant Project working with several NC school districts. Dr. Kelley has published 33 book chapters and articles. She has presented at more than 165 international, national, and state conferences. Her research interests include secondary transition related to assistive technology, independent living, and inclusive postsecondary opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities. In 2019, she also wrote a book called <i>Teaching, Including, and Supporting College Students with Intellectual Disabilities.</i>

Education

  • Ph D, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Special Education
  • MA, Western Carolina University
  • MAED, Western Carolina University, Special Education
  • BS, Western Carolina University
  • BSED, Western Carolina University, Special Education

Teaching Interests

Introductory courses in exceptionalities, secondary transition, assistive technology, collaboration, teaching methods courses

Research Interests

Secondary transition, assistive technology, social skills instruction, independent living and inclusive postsecondary opportunities for individuals with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities

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