Mary L KellyAssociate Professor of Educational Studies

Joined faculty in 2007

Ph.D., Indiana University
M.P.H., University of Hawai'i
B.A., University of Illinois

Contact Information

Merritt Hall 205Phone (315) 781-3084

Courses Taught

Children with Disabilities
Self-Determination in Special Education
Technology & Children with Disabilities
Transition & Disability: Life After High School
Assessments & IEPs
Teaching Elementary & Secondary Students with Disabilities


Skouge, J. R., & Kelly, M. L. (2012). Technologies for voice: Video and multimedia communication supports for self-determination. Review of Disability Studies, 8, 52-61.

Skouge, J. R., Kelly, M. L., Roberts, K. D., Leake, D. W., & Stodden, R. A. (2007). Technologies for self-determination for youth with developmental disabilities, Technologies for voice: A critical issues brief, Education and Training of Developmental Disabilities, 42, 4, 475-482.

Kelly, M. L., Cullen, T. A., & Kim, M. J. (2006). Utilizing multimedia PBL to engage pre-service teachers in multicultural special education decision-making. Educational Media and Technology Yearbook 2006, 31, 65-73.

Ochoa, T. A., Kelly, M. L., Stuart, S., & Rogers-Adkinson, D. (2004). Results of the impact of PBL technology on the preparation of teachers of English Language Learners. Journal of Special Education Technology, 19, 3, 35-47.

External Grants:
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA): Challenge America Fast-Track Grants, 4th Annual ARTS Experience: A Festival Celebrating Inclusion and the Arts & 3rd Annual Disability and the Arts Festival

B. Thomas Golisano Foundation, 2nd Annual Disability and Arts Festival

Independent College Fund of New York (ICFNY)/John Ben Snow Foundation, Project SMART (Student Mentors Assisting Readers Using Technology)

U.S. Dept. of Education – OSEP – CFDA 84.324B Student Initiated Grant, Project SAMMY (Self-Authored Multimedia for Youth): An examination of the impact of developing and using self-authored multimedia presentations to enhance self-determination skills of young adults with disabilities in IEP/Transition planning conferences


AERA (American Education Research Association)
AERA - Special Education Research
CEC (Council for Exceptional Children)
CEC - Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities (DADD)
CEC - Division on Career Development and Transition (DCDT)
CEC - Technology and Media Division (TAM)

The Arts Experience: A Festival Celebrating Inclusion & the Arts