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Dr. Gregory Kelly

Dr. Gregory Kelly

Senior Associate Dean for Research and Distinguished Professor of Education (SCIED)

Phone: 8148631489

241 Chambers Bldg
University Park, PA 16802


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Greg Kelly is a Distinguished Professor of science education and Senior Associate Dean for Research, Outreach, Technology in the College of Education. He was a physics and mathematics teacher and served for four years as a Peace Corps Volunteer. His research explores issues of knowledge and discourse in science education settings. Greg teaches course on teaching and learning science in secondary schools and uses history, philosophy, and sociology of science in science education. Recent research includes development of theories of epistemic cognition and analysis of engineering classrooms.

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Recent publications include:

Kelly, G. J., & Green, J. (Eds.). (2019). Theory and methods for sociocultural research in science and engineering education. New York, NY: Routledge.

Kelly, G. J., & Cunningham, C. M., & (2019). Epistemic Tools in Engineering Design for K-12 Education. Science Education, 103, 1080-1111.  

Pierson, A. E., Clark, D. B., & Kelly, G. J. (2019). Learning progressions and science practices: Tensions in prioritizing content, epistemic practices, and social dimensions of learning, Science & Education.

Licona, P., & Kelly, G. J. (2019). Translanguaging in a middle school science classroom: Constructing scientific arguments in English and Spanish. Cultural Studies of Science Education

Kelly, G. J., & Licona, P. (2018). Epistemic practices and science education. In M. Matthews (Ed.), History, philosophy and science teaching: New research perspectives (pp. 139-165). Springer: Dordrecht.

Areas of Expertise

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Curriculum Areas

Science Ed

Education Levels

Middle School/Junior High
Secondary/High School

Education Types

Public Ed

Methodological Research

Discourse Analysis
Interpretive Research
Qualitative Research

Teacher Preparation

Pre-service Teachers
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