Karl Kelley

Professor of Psychology, Psychology and Neuroscience


Contact

+1 630 637 5326

knkelley@noctrl.edu

I arrived at North Central College in the Fall of 1988.  My original plan was to stay for 4 to 5 years then return home to the East Coast (Virginia, Maryland, or North Carolina).  However, North Central College is a great place to work, and I have overstayed my projected time by a bit.

My teaching and research interests focus on Industrial/Organizational Psychology and Applied Psychometrics.  In a typical year, I have the pleasure of teaching classes  such as Statistics, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Personality, Psychological Assessment, and occasionally Positive Psychology.  I have also taught classes on the history of science (Landmarks in Science - exploring the development of science from ancient Greece to the early 1900s) and Portraits of Health (taught in London UK where we explore the interrelationships among developments in medical and psychological care with art and theater).

My overall goal is to develop and sustain high performing teams (business, athletics, classroom, and relationships).  I believe that trust and justice are an important foundation for developing these high performing teams.   Along with my undergraduate research teams, I have recently presented work related to these topics at national (Washington D.C., San Francisco, Boston) and international (Athens Greece, Dublin Ireland) conferences.    

I delighted to serve as the Faculty Athletic Mentor to the NCC Women's Soccer Team.  Along with several colleagues, we are implementing Strengths Based Leadership program to enhance academic, athletic, and personal success.

I am currently organizing a Pro-Social I/O Psychology group on campus.  Yes, it is a real thing http://www.siop.org/prosocial/default.aspx.    My goal is to find, cultivate, and participate in internships or volunteer experiences where we can use our I/O and psychometric skills to help others.  If you are interested in this organization, contact me.

In my free time, I enjoy bike riding (I have several bikes including a Cannondale Synapse, TREK 7700, Santana Tandem, and a Klein Aura X), traveling (my wife and I try to visit cool historical sites in Europe once a year), reading (psychology of course but also medieval murder mysteries, fantasy, and science fiction), listing to Irish/Celtic music, and spending time with my dogs (Tycho Brahe the Dog –named after Tycho Brahe the astronomer and Beagle the Dog --named after Darwin's ship HMS Beagle).  

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Selected Scholarship

Kelley, K. N. (in press).  Perman Personality Indicator: Employee Coaching and Leadership Development.  In Janet F. Carlson, Kurt F. Geisinger, and Jessica L. Jonson (Eds.), The Twenty-first Mental Measurements Yearbook.  Lincoln, NE: Buros Institute of Mental Measurements.

Kelley, K. N., Luchetti, L. F. (2019, May). Evaluating Academic Dishonesty as a Function of Gender Bias and Regulatory Focus.  Poster at the 31st Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC.

Kelley, K. N., Wright, A. R., & Vestuto, G. E. (2019, May). Oops: Evaluating Professional Competency Following a Diagnostic Error.  Poster at the 31st Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC.

Post, M., Kelley, K. N., & Altmayer, S. (2017, May). Evaluating Employees Following FMLA Leave: Negative Personality and Financial Biases Against LGBT Employees.  Poster presented at the 29th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Boston, MA.

Kelley, K. N. (2017). Leadership Judgment Indicator-2 (LJI-2): Effectiveness of Situational Judgment Testing in Selecting and Developing Organizational Leaders.  In Janet F. Carlson, Kurt F. Geisinger, and Jessica L. Jonson, (Eds.), The Twentieth Mental Measurements Yearbook.  Lincoln, NE: Buros Institute of Mental Measurements.

Courses Taught

PSYC 250 Statistics

PSYC 270 Industrial Organizational Psychology

PSYC 320 Personality

PSYC 360 Psychological Assessment