Diana Kelly

Diana Kelly

Diana K. Kelly has over 25 years of experience in higher education, providing faculty development seminars and workshops in the U.S., Ireland, England, and Germany. She has also made several keynote presentations for colleges and for international conferences on teaching and learning as well as lifelong learning.

In her stimulating workshops and seminars, Diana models “best practice” by using active learning methods and by providing practical materials for participants to use in their teaching. She also facilitates an imaginative “visioning” process for strategic planning, including developing a campus strategy for teaching and learning.

Diana Kelly has written chapters for two recent books on faculty development:

  1. “Do You.Know What Your Students Are Learning? (And do you care?)” in Emerging Issues in the Practice of University Teaching and Learning published in Ireland by the All Ireland Society for Higher Education (AISHE).
  2. “Planning and Running Events” in A Guide to Staff and Educational Development, edited by Peter Kahn & David Baume. London: Kogan Page.

Diana Kelly earned her doctorate and master’s degree in Higher Education at the Claremont Graduate University. Her bachelor’s degree is in Communications (Broadcasting) from California State University, Fullerton. Before starting to teach at Fullerton College in 1980 she was a radio broadcaster at KWIZ radio in Santa Ana.

As a graduate of Fullerton College (AA English), Diana Kelly is strongly committed to the mission of community colleges and understands the challenges of teaching and learning in community colleges. She worked in the California Community Colleges for 19 years, first as a full-time faculty member in Communications, then as a faculty developer, and finally as an Associate Dean of Continuing Education.

Most recently Diana Kelly has spent six years in leadership roles in faculty development in two well-respected universities in Ireland: the Dublin Institute of Technology and Trinity College Dublin. Diana Kelly has returned to California, working as a full-time higher education consultant.

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Specialties:

  • Active Learning
  • Adult Learning
  • Alternative Instructional Delivery
  • Assessment and Testing
  • Classroom Assessment Techniques
  • Curriculum Design
  • Enhancing Adult Motivation to Learn
  • Experiential Learning
  • Facilitating
  • Faculty training and development
  • Learning-centered teaching and training
  • Learning paradigm
  • self-esteem building
  • Learning Styles
  • Learning Theory
  • Outcomes-based teaching or training
  • Part-time faculty teaching and development
  • Program review
  • Resume Writing
  • Strategic Planning
  • Visioning and Planning

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