Deidre Kelly
Deidre L. Kelly
https://www.ncsu.edu/
Doctoral Student and Teaching Assistant North Carolina State University
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North Carolina State University https://www.ncsu.edu/ Campus Box 7131 1070 Partners Way Raleigh NC 27695 US
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Biography
Deidre L. Kelly is a doctoral student in the Technology, Engineering, and Design Education Program at NC State University with a minor in Adult and Community College Education. Additionally, she is completing two certificate programs, one in Teaching and Communication and the other in Leadership. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from Niagara University in Western New York and a Master of Public Administration degree from North Carolina Central University. Deidre has worked in higher education for more than 15 years, first in marketing and public relations and then in student affairs and counseling. Ultimately, her goal is to teach at the collegiate level in the areas of communications technology, design theory, leadership, motivation, and change. Her research interests include the motivations of and influences on first-generation college students in engineering and technology education. Currently, she is conducting qualitative research through an NSF Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) Grant with faculty from NC State, Embry-Riddle, and Texas Tech. Deidre served as the 2018-2019 Epsilon Pi Tau Technology Honor Society President.