Dr. Kelly holds a B.A. and Ph.D. in Geography from St. Patrick's College in Dublin. He lectures at undergraduate and postgraduate education programmes at Marino Institute of Education (Trinity College) and has lectured and established service learning programs for other study abroad programs in Dublin. He has a number of publications in the area of International Education and Study Abroad. 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.