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Michael Kelly, Ph.D.

Title/s: Associate Professor

Office #: Lewis Towers 1204

Phone: 312.915.7486

E-mail: mkell17@luc.edu


PhD  University of Illinois-Chicago

MSW University of Illinois-Chicago
BA University of Michigan


Program Areas

Courses Currently Teaching/Teaching Areas:

School Social Work
Brief Treatment
PhD Course in Clinical Practice and Evidence-Based Practice
BSW Course in Positive Youth Development

Research Interests

Current Research Projects:

“Developing Evidence-Informed Professional Learning Communities to Measure Practice Effectiveness”

“Important Relationships in School Mental Health and Conducting Intervention Research in Schools”

 “Solution-focused Interventions in Schools:  Findings from Initial Pilot Studies of the WOWW Teacher Coaching Intervention”

Professional Interests:

School social work, Evidence-based Practice, Solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT), Impact of religion and spirituality on social work practice, Cultural competence



Professional & Community Affiliations

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International Experience:

Selected Publications

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Recent Grants:


School of Social Work · 820 North Michigan Avenue, Lewis Towers 1200, Chicago, IL 60611 · 312.915.7005

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