Sean P. Kelly

  • Research Fellow, IISE – 2012-Present

Sean Kelly (PhD, Sociology; University of Wisconsin-Madison) is Professor and Director of PhD Studies in the Department of Administrative and Policy Studies. He studies the social organization of schools, student engagement, and teacher effectiveness. He advises MA, MED, EdD, and PhD students in two programs of study: Education Leadership and Social and Comparative Analysis in Education. Dr. Kelly’s current research includes a National Science Foundation funded study of classroom discourse (with colleagues in computer science and teacher education), and research on teacher effectiveness (with colleagues in the economics of education) supported by the Institute of Education Sciences. Read more about recent research on:

Fine-grained observational measurement of instruction (Hechinger Report article on study results reported in the October issue of Educational Researcher)

School-to-School differences in instructional practice in the June issue of the journal Urban Education

Accounting for the relationship between initial status and growth in regression models in The Journal of Experimental Education