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Mary Kay Kelly, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Full-Time Faculty

School of Education and Health Sciences: Teacher Education


Email: Mary Kelly, Ph.D.
Phone: 937-229-4140
Raymond L. Fitz Hall, Room 680Z
Curriculum Vitae: Read CV


  • Ph.D., Educational Administration, Miami University, 2001
  • M.Ed., Curriculum and Teacher Leadership, Miami University, 1996
  • B.S., Secondary Life Science Education and Middle School Science Education, University of Minnesota, 1990
  • B.A., Biology, College of St. Benedict, 1987

Professional Activities

  • National Science Teachers Association
  • National Association of Research in Science Teaching
  • Association for Science Teacher Educators
  • Association for Middle Level Education
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children

Research Interests

  • Teacher preparation for early and middle childhood science

Selected Publications

Evans, L. A., Kelly, M. K., Baldwin, J. L., & Arnold, J. M. (2016). Candidate success and edTPA: Looking at the data. Mid-western educational researcher, 28(2), 148-160.

Evans, L. A., & Kelly, M. K., & Baldwin, J. L. (2015). Adjusting our structure with teacher candidate success at the forefront: An exploration of an early childhood assignment and alignment with edTPA. Proceedings of the Action Research Network of the Americas 2015 Conference.

Adams, S. M., Baldwin, J. L., Comingore, J. L., & Kelly, M. K. (2013). The ACCESS curriculum: Intentional, integrated and inquiry-based for ages infancy through grade five. Exlibris, LLC

Baldwin, J. L., Comingore, J. L., Adams, S. M., Kelly, M. K. & Smith, D. J. (Eds.) (2012). ACCESS to science for infants and toddlers. Exlibris, LLC

Baldwin, J. L., Kelly, M. K., Lewellyn, B., Frank, D., & Adams, S. M., (2009). Integrated curriculum in a standards-based world: Teaching the next generation of teachers to integrate the curriculum. Academe, Journal of Leadership and Management in Higher Education 1(2), 61-70.

Kelly, M. K., (2008). Making connections: A school-university partnership to support science teaching and learning. Momentum, 39, 1 62-65.

Kelly, M.K. (2010). Middle school. In T.C. Hunt, J.C. Carper, T.J. Lasley, II, & C.D. Raisch, Eds., Encyclopedia of Reform and Dissent, 2:559-562. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Kelly, M.K., (2010). Paideia proposal. In T.C. Hunt, J.C. Carper, T.J. Lasley, II, & C.D. Raisch, Eds., Encyclopedia of Reform and Dissent, 2:683-685. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Baldwin, J.L., S.M. Adams, & M.K. Kelly. (2009). Science at the center: An emergent, standards-based, child-centered framework for early learners. Early Childhood Education Journal, 37(1), 71-77. Also, published online: May 7, 2009.

Boone, W.J., K.K. Metcalf, K.M. Paul, C. Lotter, & M.K. Kelly. (2009). Science and mathematics instructional time in an urban setting: Differences and similarities among private and public schools. Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, 15:343-355.

Collopy, R.B., & M.K. Kelly. (2009). Answering the mandate and then some: Lessons learned from embedding value-added outcomes in the teacher licensure curriculum. Ohio Journal of Teacher Education, 22(2):32-40.