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Gretchen Kelly

Research Proposal Specialist


School of Engineering: Office of the Dean


Email: Gretchen Kelly
Phone: 937-229-5033
Kettering Laboratories Room 465 F


Gretchen Kelly serves as the research proposal specialist at the University of Dayton School of Engineering. Gretchen has been a part of the UD community for several years.  She earned her undergraduate degree in political science from UD as well as her master of law in government contracting and procurement and MPA grant writing.  Additionally, Gretchen completed a summer internship in applied mechanics program management at the University of Dayton Research Institute. Gretchen previously worked for UDRI as the assistant administrator/proposal specialist for the Contracts and Grants Office and in 2022, she was nominated for the UDRI Outstanding Professional Award.


  • Master of Law in Government Contracting and Procurement, University of Dayton
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, University of Dayton