Psychology professor Karl Kelley featured in article about excellence in teaching

Jul 09, 2014

North Central College psychology professor Karl Kelley is featured in an article about excellence in teaching.

The article, “Class Acts: How Top Teachers Help Students Achieve Their Goals Both In and Out of the Classroom,” appears in the new issue of West Suburban Living Magazine.

“A great professor can get a student engaged and enthused about learning and help uncover a lifelong passion and drive,” author Laura Amann writes in her introduction to the piece.

Kelley, who also heads the College’s First Year Experience program, has taught at North Central since 1988 and was recently awarded the College’s 2014 Clarence F. Dissinger Memorial Award for Distinguished Teaching by Senior Faculty.

“Every student has the potential for making the world a better place,” Kelley is quoted as saying. “There’s such a wide range of students. Some have an amazing energy, others are really paralyzed. But I like both ends of the spectrum. I like helping them find out how they can be the best that they can be.”

The article appears in West Suburban Living’s July/August issue.