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Role in the Center
As a graduate assistant in the Center, Kelly assists in the administration of the Certificate in University Teaching Skills (CUTS) program. She also conducts research on teaching and learning topics; consults with graduate students about teaching; and assists Center staff with design, implementation, and assessment of programs.
Areas of Expertise
- Organize and facilitate orientation sessions for new teaching assistants.
- Conduct mid-semester focus groups with students upon instructor request.
- Conduct confidential teaching consultations with graduate student instructors.
- Organize and contribute to Center publications and web-based resources.
- Conduct research on teaching and learning.
- Facilitate online seminars for Certificate program.
- Administer Certificate in University Teaching Skills program.
Kelly, a graduate student in SLU's Experimental Psychology Doctoral Program (developmental concentration), joined the Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning in July 2014. Her academic experiences have included both research and teaching. In 2010, she earned the MS in General Psychology from Auburn University, where she studied attentional biases among individuals with snake phobias. She matriculated at SLU in 2011, where she began studying children's moral development, focusing on the interplay between cognitive and emotion processes. She has collaborated with the Center for Service and Community Engagement, assisting in the implementation and assessment of a reading partnership and diversity awareness program for children. In addition to her research experiences, Kelly has taught sections of General Psychology and Developmental Psychology. As a member of the Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning, Kelly plans to study the role of metaphor in the classroom.