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Dr. Thomas Kelly

Program Director Associate Professor, Arts and Humanities


Ph.D. in Political Science
University of Illinois at Chicago
M.A. in Political Science
Loyola University Chicago
M.A. in Secondary Teacher Education
Roosevelt University

Research Interests

American Government, Urban Politics

Positions Held

2017 - Present
Columbia Southern University
Adjunct Instructor
2017 - Present
Ashford University
Adjunct Instructor
2012 - 2016
Excelsior College
Adjunct Instructor
Loyola University Chicago
Adjunct Instructor

Intellectual Contributions

Studying 21st Century Cities

Dick Simpson, Thomas Kelly
University of Minnesota Press

The New Chicago School of Urbanism and the New Daley Machine

Dick Simpson, Thomas Kelly
November 2008
Urban Affairs Review


Taking My Ball and Starting a New Home: County Secession Movements and the Politics of Attention

Midwest Political Science Association Conference
April 7, 2018

Certifications and Licensure

August 12, 2017
CITI - Basic/Refresher Course - Social & Behavioral Research
Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI)