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Dr. Matthew Gardner Kelly

Dr. Matthew Gardner Kelly

Assistant Professor of Education (EDLDR)

Phone: 814-863-3773

204F Rackley Building
University Park, PA 16802


  • Education Policy Studies


  • Educational Leadership Program


Matthew Gardner Kelly is an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership. His research examines the social and political contexts of educational finance policies, past and present. He is principally interested in the history of resource disparities in education, the political dimensions of contemporary funding policies, and the interplay between geography, school finance, and inequality. Before earning his doctorate, Kelly was a teacher and instructional leader in the Harlem and Brownsville neighborhoods of New York City.

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