Stacy Kelly

Stacy Kelly

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.

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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.

Subject areas: Assistive technology for people with visual impairments, severe shortage of professionals who work with people who are visually impaired, technological advancements for people who are visually impaired.


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Stacy Kelly
Office: (815) 753-4103

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