F. Robin Kelly, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Education
Office: Amarillo Center, 700
Dr. Kelly joined the College of Education and Social Sciences in August, 2011. He received a B.A. in Sociology in 1975, a M.A. in Counselor Education in 1978, an Ed.S. in Counselor Education in1983, and a Ph.D. in Counselor Education in 1991. All of his degrees are from the University of South Florida in Tampa Florida.
Teaching and Related Service
Dr. Kelly teaches courses in the Counseling program within the Department of Education. His focus will be on classes for students seeking to work as school counselors.
Dr. Kelly has presented at local, state, and national counseling conferences on topics such as parent education, integrating technology and school counseling, sports psychology, and cognitive-behavioral strategies for school aged students.
Dr. Kelly worked as an Adjunct Professor in Counselor Education at the University of South Florida for over fifteen years. He has also done adjunct work at three other colleges and universities.
Dr. Kelly is a National Board Certified Teacher in the area of School Counseling, he has primary certification in Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy, and is a certified Developing Capable Young People trainer. He has been active in his local and state professional counseling organizations, and served on the editorial board for the American School Counselor Association’s.
Research and Creative Activity
Dr. Kelly’s research interests include developing effective school counseling programs, abuse prevention programs for children, and Student Success Skills programs. He has also written a children’s Christmas story.
Dr. Kelly lives in Amarillo. He is an avid golfer, loves to read, listen to music, travel, spend time at the beach, and enjoys time with family and friends. His wife, JeanMarie, will be joining him in January, after the wedding of their oldest daughter.