After earning a Ph.D. in Curriculum, Teaching and Educational Policy from Michigan State University in 1998, Dr. Phil Kelly joined the faculty of the Department of Curriculum, Instruction & Foundational Studies at Boise State University. The emphasis in his graduate work was educational policy and social analysis, and these interests have continued in his teaching at Boise State and in work with the Office of the State Board of Education, the Idaho Department of Education, the Idaho Education Association, and the Governor's Task Force for Children at Risk. Dr. Kelly's recent research has included investigating the effect of an international teacher exchange program in Uganda, conducting an overall program evaluation of the North Star Charter School in Meridian (Idaho), and investigating educational neglect at the state and national level. In addition, Dr. Kelly serves as a Trustee for the Boise School District.
Democratic Education Only for Some: Secondary Schooling in Northern Uganda (with Stephen Odama), International Journal of Education (2011)
This article analyzes the effects of the political, social and cultural contexts of secondary education...
Where are the Children?: Educational Neglect Across the Fifty States, The Researcher (2010)
This paper explores the extent to which states are meeting their obligation to provide adequate...
Unexpected Journeys: A Trustee's Story, American School Board Journal (2009)
Every month, high school students report the latest activities from their schools at our board...
Balancing on the Backs of Children: A Contemporary Theoretical Examination of Conflicting Claims to Educational Authority, National Social Science Journal (2009)
Local Revenue: Making a Difference in College Readiness (with Christian A. Busnardo), The Researcher (2008)
This research project collects demographic, fiscal, and assessment data from Idaho school districts that have...
Contributions to Books
Teacher Peer Review Recommendations, The Peer Assistance and Review Reader (2000)
Invisible Teachers: Improving Practice and Building Relationships (with Amy Cordileone), Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators (2010)
Insights gained over three years of a teacher exchange program involving Ugandan and North American...
Democratic Education Only for Some: Schooling in Northern Uganda (with Stephen Odama), Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (2010)