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Kelly Kelley

Kelly Kelley

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 2007, she has served as the University Participant (UP) Program Co-Founder, Coordinator, Consultant, and Director. She also directed the Roads to Learning and Earning Personnel Preparation Grant Project working with several NC school districts on secondary transition practices. Dr. Kelley has published 38 book chapters and articles. She has presented at more than 185 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 disability. 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, Special Education
  • BS, 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 disability

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