2011 TC Research
Teachers College, Columbia University
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Angela Marian Kelly

Professional Background

Educational Background

M.Phil., Ph.D., Science Education, Columbia University; Ed.M, Curriculum and Teaching, M.A., Secondary Science Education, Teachers College, Columbia University; B.A., Chemistry, La Salle University

Scholarly Interests

Selected Publications

DelliCarpini, M., Cutler, C., Gulla, A.N., Kelly, A.M., Shiller, J., & Smith, J. (in press, 2011). Teacher education that works: Collaboration between TESOL and content-based education faculty to better prepare future teachers. In A. Honigsfeld & A. Cohan  (Eds.), Breaking the Mold of Education for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Kelly, A.M. (2011). Teaching Newton’s laws with the iPod Touch in conceptual physics. The Physics Teacher, 49(4), 202-205.

Kelly, A.M., & Kennedy-Shaffer, R. (2011). Teaching Newton’s laws to urban middle school students: Instructional strategies for conceptual understanding. Journal of Curriculum and Instruction, 5(1), 54-67.

Aquino, A.E., Kelly, A.M., & Bayne, G.U. (2010). Sharing our teachers: The required graduate class at the American Museum of Natural History for Lehman College (CUNY). The New Educator Journal, 6(3/4), 225-246.

Chen, J., Shankar, S., Kelly, A.M., Gningue, S., & Rajaravivarma, R. (2010). A two-stage approach for contiguous sequential pattern mining. International Transactions on Systems Science and Applications, 6(2/3), 113-120.  

Kelly, A.M. (2010). Differentiating the underrepresented: Physics opportunities for Bronx high school students in a university setting. In H. Oluseyi (Ed.), 2009 American Institute of Physics Conference Proceedings Series: Vol. 1280. Joint Annual Conference of the National Society of Black Physicists and the National Society of Hispanic Physicists (pp. 176-182). Melville, NY: American Institute of Physics.

Kelly, A.M. (2010). Transformative informal physics in the Bronx. Academic Exchange Quarterly, 14(1), 57-62.

Kelly, A.M., & Sheppard, K. (2010). The relationship between the urban small schools movement and access to physics education. Science Educator, 19(1), 14-25.

Kelly, A.M., & Smith, J. (2010). Science education and TESOL: A collaborative professional development model for first-year teachers in alternative certification programs. Excelsior: Leadership in Teaching and Learning, 4(2), 27-45.

Sloan, H., & Kelly, A.M. (2010). The TRUST (Teacher Renewal for Urban Science Teachers) Partnership: Institutional impacts at Lehman College. The New Educator Journal, 6(3/4), 212-224. 

Chen, J., Shankar, S., Kelly, A.M., Gningue, S., & Rajaravivarma, R. (2009). An adaptive bottom-up clustering approach for web news extraction. Proceedings of the 18th Wireless and Optical Communications Conference (pp. 64-68), Newark, NJ.

Kelly, A.M.
, & Sheppard, K. (2009). Secondary physics availability in a U.S. urban district: Issues related to academic achievement and course offerings. American Journal of Physics, 77(10), 902-906.

Kelly, A.M. (2008). Inequities in physics access and enrollment in urban high schools. In C. Henderson, M. Sabella, & L. Hsu (Eds.), 2008 American Institute of Physics Conference Proceedings Series: Vol. 1064. Physics Education Research Conference (pp. 30-33). Melville, NY: American Institute of Physics.

Kelly, A.M. (2008). No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and issues of equity in physics access and enrollment. Position paper published on the Public Policy Forum of the website of the National Society of Black Physicists. Retrieved July 30, 2009, from http://www.nsbp.org/en/cms/?1871.

Kelly, A.M., & Sheppard, K. (2008). Newton in the Big Apple: Access to high school physics in New York City. The Physics Teacher, 46(5), 280-283.

Kelly, A.M. (2007). Inequities in physics access for students in urban secondary schools. Lay Language Paper Index of the 154th Acoustical Society of America Meeting, New Orleans, LA. Retrieved October 10, 2009, from http://www.acoustics.org/press/154th/kelly.html. Abstract published (2007) in the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 122(5), 2986-2987.

Kelly, A.M. (2005). Integrating reading, language arts, and science. Houghton Mifflin Science Professional Development Handbook: Grades 3 and 4 (pp. 51-64). Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

honors and awards

Lehman College Faculty Recognition Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Research, 2010
Editors’ Choice Honors, Spring Issue of Academic Exchange Quarterly, 2010
Certificate of Recognition, Salute to Scholars, City University of New York, 2010
Faculty Fellowship Publication Program, City University of New York, 2008-09
TC Outstanding Teacher Award, 2005-06

custom course list

MSTC 4047: Physical Science Curriculum and Methods Laboratory
MSTC 4075: Concepts of Physics I
MSTC 4076: Concepts of Physics II

professional organization membership

American Association of Physics Teachers
National Association of Research in Science Teaching
Physics Teacher Education Coalition

MSTC 4047: Physical science curriculum and methods laboratory

Discussion of middle or secondary school curricula each offered in separate semesters, stressing laboratory activity. May be taken twice, once for each grade level.