Interim Provost Louise Lennihan has announced that Professor Mario Antonio Kelly has joined the staff of the Provost’s Office as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, effective August 1. Kelly has been with CUNY since 1988, when he joined the Department of Educational Foundations and Counseling Programs in the School of Education at Hunter College; as well as teaching, he served as its acting chair. He also was associate dean of Hunter’s School of Education for several years. He joined the Graduate Center’s doctoral faculty in 2010, serving one term as executive officer of the Ph.D. Program in Educational Psychology.
In collaboration with the associate provosts, Kelly has responsibility for a wide variety of academic and administrative areas, including planning; oversight of assessment and evaluation of the implementation of the GC’s Strategic Plan; coordination of the Performance Management Process; coordination of doctoral program accreditation and student licensing; oversight of the CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies; and student academic appeals.
Kelly earned his undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Rochester and his doctorate in education from the Graduate School of Education and Human Development at the University of Rochester, specializing in learning, development, and instruction. His scholarship focuses on factors affecting the development and achievement of poor and minority youth, the impact of technology on teaching and learning, and the intersection of these two areas. His publications include Challenging the Potential: Programs for Talented Disadvantaged Youth, written with S. Oden, Z. Ma, and D. Weikart, and Handbook of Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge for Educators, coedited with fellow members of the Committee on Innovation and Technology of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE). He has been co–principal investigator on major education grants and has been active in such professional associations as the Japan–United States Teacher Education Consortium and the Society for Information Technology in Education.