Dr. Gregory Kelly

Dr. Gregory Kelly
Phone: 8148631489
Office Address:
241 Chambers Bldg
University Park, PA 16802
Campus: University Park

Title

Senior Associate Dean for Research, Outreach, and Technology
Distinguished Professor of Science Education

Department

Dean's Office
Research Faculty and Staff
Research, Outreach, and Technology

Programs

Curriculum and Instruction: Science Education

Biography

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., & 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. https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-62616-1_5.

Kelly, G. J., Cunningham, C. M., & Ricketts, A. (2017). Engaging in identity work through engineering practices in elementary classrooms. Linguistics & Education, 38, 48-59. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.linged.2017.05.003.

Cunningham, C. M., & Kelly, G. J. (2017). Epistemic practices of engineering for education. Science Education, 101,486-505. https://doi.org/10.1002/sce.21271

Kelly, G. J. (2016). Methodological considerations for the study of epistemic cognition in practice. In J. A. Greene, W. A. Sandoval, & I. Braten (Eds.) Handbook of epistemic cognition (pp. 393-408). New York: Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/Handbook-of-Epistemic-Cognition/Greene-Sandoval-Braten/p/book/9781138013421.

Areas of Expertise

Age Levels

Adolescence
Adult

Curriculum Areas

Science Ed

Education Levels

Middle School/Junior High
Primary/Elementary
Secondary/High School

Education Types

Public Ed

Learning

Curriculum

Methodological Research

Discourse Analysis
Interpretive Research
Qualitative Research

Teacher Preparation

Pre-service Teachers

Education History

Cornell University, Ph.D., 1994. State University of New York at Albany, B.S., 1986

Activities and Honors

John J. Gumperz Memorial Award for Distinguished Lifetime Scholarship, Language and Social Processes Special Interest Group, American Educational Research Association (2018)

University Faculty Way Paver Award, Council of College Multicultural Leadership (CCML), Penn State University (2018)

Outstanding Researcher, College of Education, Penn State University (2015)

Fellow of the American Educational Research Association (2014)

Outstanding Reviewer for Educational Researcher (2007)

Early Career Research Award, National Association for Research in Science Teaching (1999)

National Academy of Education Postdoctoral Fellow (1998)

Marvin and Ruth Glock Research Award for Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Education, Cornell University (1994)

Presidential Award for Undergraduate Research, State University of New York at Albany (1986)