Teresa L. Kelley, PhD

Teresa L. Kelley, PhD

Academic Dean, OUKS
Associate Professor of Education
Adawe Center Director

Contact Information
Office: 785-248-2540
Email: teresa.kelley@ottawa.edu

PhD - University of Kansas
MS - Southwest Missouri State University
BS - Southwest Missouri State University

Dr. Teresa Kelley started her career in education as an elementary teacher and reading specialist. She later served as Associate Dean of Preparatory Programs at a small college in the urban core of Kansas City, Kansas. As the Director of the Adawe LifePlan Center, Kelley uses the knowledge and skills that she has gained throughout her career to provide holistic life coaching, mentoring, and advising to OU students. She enjoys the opportunity to assist students as they develop in all areas of life. In her role as Academic Dean, Dr. Kelley enjoys working with both faculty and students. 

Kelley earned her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Education at Southwest Missouri State University and her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction, with a minor in multicultural education, at the University of Kansas.

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