Sean Kelly (PhD, Sociology; University of Wisconsin-Madison) is Professor and Director of PhD Studies in the Department of Administrative and Policy Studies. He studies the social organization of schools, student engagement, and teacher effectiveness. Dr. Kelly’s work appears in journals such as the American Educational Research Journal, Sociology of Education, Social Science Research, the Journal of Experimental Education, and a variety of edited volumes, handbooks, and popular press outlets. He is the editor of Assessing Teacher Quality: Understanding Teacher Effects on Instruction and Achievement (Teachers College Press). In 2014 he received the Exemplary Research in Teaching and Teacher Education award from AERA’s Division K. Dr. Kelly’s current research includes a National Science Foundation funded study of classroom discourse (with colleagues in computer science and teacher education), and research on teacher effectiveness (with colleagues in the economics of education) supported by the Institute of Education Sciences. He teaches courses in educational reform, the sociology of education, social theories of educational inequality, and research methods. He advises MA, MED, EdD, and PhD students in two programs of study: Education Leadership and Social and Comparative Analysis in Education. He recently completed a two-year position as chair of AERA’s Sociology of Education SIG. He also serves on the editorial board of the American Educational Research Journal, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, and Urban Education.