Carolyn Kelley

Professor

carolyn.kelley@wisc.edu

(608) 263-5733

270G Education Building

1000 Bascom Mall

Madison, Wisconsin 53706-1326

Kelley, Carolyn

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Carolyn Kelley is the Jim and Georgia Thompson Distinguished Professor of Education in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. Dr. Kelley’s research focuses on strategic human resources management in schools, including teacher compensation, principal and teacher evaluation, and leadership development. She is co-author of three books, including Mapping Leadership: The Tasks that Matter for Improving Teaching and Learning in Schools (Jossey-Bass, 2017). The book provides the theoretical foundation for the Comprehensive Assessment of Leadership for Learning, an online formative assessment of distributed instructional leadership in schools (leadershipforlearning.org). Dr. Kelley has a Ph.D. in Administration and Policy Analysis from the Stanford School of Education (1993), a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the University of Michigan (1985), and a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Illinois (1982). She has been a member of the School of Education faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison since 1993.

Education

  • PhD Educational Administration and Policy Analysis, Stanford University, 1993
  • MPP Public Policy, University of Michigan, 1985
  • BS Journalism, University of Illinois, 1982

Select Publications

  • Halverson, R. R., & Kelley, C. J. (2017). Mapping Leadership: The Tasks that Matter for Improving Teaching and Learning in Schools. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
  • Halverson, R. R., Kelley, C. J., & Shaw, J. (2014). A CALL for improved school leadership. Phi Delta Kappan, 95(6), 57-60.
  • Kelley, C. J., & Salisbury, J. (2013). Leadership for Learning at the High School Level: Leveraging the Role of Department Chair as Instructional Leader. Journal of School Leadership, 23(2), 286-321.
  • Bredeson, P., & Kelley, C. J. (2013). Special Issue on Distributed Instructional Leadership. Journal of School Leadership, 23(2)
  • Maslow, V. J., & Kelley, C. J. (2012). Does Evaluation Advance Teaching Practice? The Effects of Teacher Evaluation on Equity and System Change in Large Diverse High Schools. Journal of School Leadership, 22(3), 600-632.
  • Kelley, C. J., & Shaw, J. J. (2009). Learning First! A School Leaders' Guide to Closing Achievement Gaps. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.
  • Peterson, K. D., & Kelley, C. J. (2005). Developing school leaders: Issues in professional development. In J. Simmons (Ed.), Breaking Through: How to Transform the Results of Urban School Districts New York: Teachers College Press.
  • Halverson, R. R., Kelley, C. J., & Kimball, S. M. (2004). Implementing teacher evaluation systems: How principals make sense of complex artifacts to shape local instructional practice. In W. Hoy & C. Miskel (Eds.), Educational Administration, Policy and Reform: Research and Measurement (pp. 153-188). Greenwich, CT: George F. Johnson.
  • Odden, A. R., & Kelley, C. J. (2002). Paying Teachers for What They Know and Do: New and Smarter Compensation Strategies to Improve Schools. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.
  • Kelley, C. J., Heneman III, H. G., & Milanowski, A. (2002). Teacher motivation and school-based performance awards. Educational Administration Quarterly, 38(3), 372-401.

Select Presentations

  • Kelley, C. J., Bjerg, H., Hornskov, S., & Modeste, M. (2016, March). Exploring the Role of Culture and Policy Context in Distributed Leadership Practices in the U.S. and Denmark. presented at the Nordic Educational Research Association Congress, Helsinki, Finland.
  • Kelley, C. J., & Marsha, M. (2015, November). Examining Distributed Leadership Practices by School Grade-Configuration using the Comprehensive Assessment of Leadership for Learning. presented at the University Council for Educational Administration Conference, San Diego, CA.
  • Kelley, C., & Mead, J. F. (2015, November). Revolution and Counter-Revolution: Network Mobilization to Preserve Public Education in Wisconsin. presented at the University Council for Educational Administration Conference, San Diego, CA.
  • Kelley, C. J., & Modeste, M. (2015, January). An Examination of Current Patterns of Distributed Leadership Practice Using the Comprehensive Assessment of Leadership for Learning. presented at the International Conference of School Effectiveness and Improvement, Cincinnatti, Ohio.
  • Kelley, C. J., Halverson, R. R., Camburn, E., Blitz, M., Salisbury, J., Dikkers, S., & Clifford, M. (2012, March). The Design and Validation of the Comprehensive Assessment of Leadership for Learning (CALL) Formative School Leader Assessment. presented at the Association of Educational Finance and Policy Conference, Boston, MA.
  • Kelley, C. J., & Blitz, M. (2011, October - 2011, October). Assessing Leadership Effectiveness for Preparation Program Improvement. Keynote/Plenary Address presented at the University Council for Educational Administration Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Kelley, C. J. (2011, October - 2011, October). The Comprehensive Assessment of Leadership for Learning. Keynote/Plenary Address presented at the University Council for Educational Administration Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Kelley, C. J. (2011, April - 2011, April). Building Formative Feedback to Improve Leadership Practice in Middle and High Schools. presented at the American Educational Research Association Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • Bredeson, P. V., & Kelley, C. J. (2011, April - 2011, April). Recreating Leadership for Learning in Urban High Schools. presented at the American Educational Research Association Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Select Awards and Honors

  • Academic Leadership Program Fellow, Big Ten Academic Alliance, (2017, 2018)
  • Journal of Research on Leadership Education Best Article Award, University Council for Educational Administration, 2017
  • School of Education Faculty Distinguished Achievement Award, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2014
  • ELPA Teaching Award, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, UW-Madison, 2013
  • ELPA Mentoring Award, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, 2009
  • Outstanding Reviewer, Educational Administration Quarterly, 2004
  • Jack Culbertson Award, University Council for Educational Administration, 1999