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College of Education

Faculty and Staff

Patrick M. Kelly, Ph.D.

Title: Clinical Professor Emeritus
Department: Educational and Developmental Science
College of Education
Phone: 803-777-8863

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Ph.D. Special Education; Ed.S. Rehabilitation Counseling; M.Ed. Educational Administration, University of South Carolina

M.A. Developmental Psychology; Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies – School Psychology, Gallaudet University

B.S. Urban Studies; B.S. Psychology, Georgia State University


Mild disabilities; specialization in deafness and learning disabilities


Patrick M. Kelly teaches graduate and undergraduate students, primarily from the College of Education. His teaching load includes introductory courses in special education as well as specialized courses in learning disabilities. He also has a supervisory role in the CarolinaLIFE program. CarolinaLIFE is a program for students with developmental disabilities who participate in academic, residential, and social life on the USC campus. He served over 30 years in public education settings as a school psychologist and special education administrator. He also has specialized training and experience working with children who are deaf/ hard-of-hearing, their families, and teachers.

Selected Research Studies

Dissertation: Parent Perceptions of Audiology and Speech-Language Services and Support for Young Children with Cochlear Implants

Select Presentations

Legacy of Language; Integrating Deaf Culture into Family Life – Early Hearing Detection and Intervention National Conference, 2010

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