CEINT Associate Director for Assessment and Outreach
Dr. Glenda Kelly is a Research Scientist, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Associate Director for Assessment and Outreach for the Center for the Environmental Implications of NanoTechnology (CEINT), Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University. She designed the overall program evaluation for the Center and collaborated with faculty to define measurable educational goals related to training and communicating scientific discoveries as well as evaluating impacts on educational and institutional infrastructure. Since 2001, Dr. Kelly has developed engineering education and research training programs including CEINTs K-12 educational outreach initiatives in partnerships with local science museums and the NISE Network. She served as PI on the multi-site CEINT REU program, which trained 89 undergraduates across 3 US sites and at the CEREGE in France. She was lead program evaluator for multiple US and international science and engineering training and outreach programs including PIREs, GK-12s and foundation funded initiatives. She is currently internal evaluator for the NSF NRT Duke/NCAT Integrative Bioinformatics for Investigating and Engineering Microbiomes (IBIEM) graduate training program where she has been instrumental in providing evaluation feedback to shape the training model. In collaboration with her IBIEM team, Dr. Kelly has developed a new evaluation tool to visualize learning progressions in skills and conceptual change. She has also designed user studies to test the efficacy of educational applications in the Duke Immersive Virtual Environment. She regularly presents at NSF and has chaired evaluation sessions at NSF meetings. She also currently evaluates the NSF funded Faculty Springboard to Advance Breakthrough Science by Post-Tenure Faculty at Duke and consults on development of multiple training initiatives across the university. Dr. Kelly’s interests include collaborating with a network of partners to develop, evaluate and sustain innovative K-Ph.D. educational and research training models. She has special interest in developing and assessing ways to teach interdisciplinary science and engineering to optimally engage diverse groups of students with differing entry levels of skills sets and disciplinary backgrounds. Dr. Kelly served as a founding member of the Pratt School of Engineering's Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Dr. Kelly earned her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Duke University with a concentration in development of psychological and educational assessment tools.