Dr. Kelly holds a B.A. and Ph.D. in Geography from St. Patrick's College in Dublin. He is a lecturer in English and Human Development at St. Patrick's, and has lectured and established service learning programs for other study abroad programs in Dublin. He also acts as an advisor to the Fulbright Commission, Dublin, the Irish Higher Education Authority, and the Office of International Education at Beloit College, Wisconsin where he was a Fulbright Scholar in Residence in 2007-08. His recent research focuses on the links between theory and practice in International Education and Study Abroad.