Stacy Kelly is a champion for those who are visually impaired. The NIU associate professor worked as a disability policy researcher in Washington, D.C., and taught Chicago-area students who were blind or visually impaired, before joining NIU as a faculty member in the Department of Special and Early Education’s Vision Programs.
Kelly earned her bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University, her master’s degree from Concordia University and her doctoral degree from NIU. She is a Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments (TVI), Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist (COMS) and an Assistive Technology Certification Subject Matter Expert (SME). In addition, Kelly is a 2016 College of Education Research Award winner and a 2016 Excellence in Research Innovation Award winner.
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