When: January 2020 (specific date TBD)
Dr. Kelly obtained her bachelors degree in Elementary Education from Shepherd University, and her masters in Behavioral Education and doctorate in Behavior Analysis from Simmons University. Dr. Kelly has experience working as a paraprofessional, elementary educator, special education teacher, coordinator, professor, counselor, and behavior analyst. Over the past two decades, Dr. Kelly has worked in-homes, public and private schools, residential placements, and community settings. In 2016, Dr. Kelly became the first Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA) in the state of Hawai'i. Dr. Kelly has served on numerous boards and committees and is currently serving as Secretary for the Hawai'i Disability Rights Center and Legislative Chair for the Hawaiʻi Association for Behavior Analysis. Dr. Kelly's dedication and commitment in improving access to educational and medical services has resulted in numerous speaking engagements throughout the US, as well as invited talks in other countries such as Canada, Philippines, Thailand, and Israel. In addition to her expertise helping families and schools, Dr. Kelly's interests in behavior analysis extend to dissemination, public policy, and sustainable behavior change.