Karl Kelley of North Aurora, directs North Central College’s First Year Experience and serves as faculty advisor to the campus chapter of Psi Chi, the national psychology honor society. A North Central College faculty member since 1988, Kelley’s research, teaching and special interests address social psychology in organizational and educational settings, behavioral science statistics and methodologies; and personal and organizational issues related to work, family and leisure time.
He has published a book, numerous papers, journal articles and book chapters; his current research addresses workplace perceptions and outcomes following employees’ family leave. A reviewer for the Journal of Business & Psychology, Journal of College Student Retention and The Journal of Applied Social Psychology, among others, Kelley has consulted for a number of Chicago-area and national organizations.
He is the recipient of several previous awards for teaching and scholarship, and is a member of The Association of Psychological Science, The Council of Teachers of Undergraduate Psychology, the Council for Undergraduate Research and the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychologists, among others. Kelley received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D in psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University.
2007 Ruge Fellow
Karl N. Kelley, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology and Chair of the Division of Science