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Carolyn Kelley
(608) 263-5733
Biographical Information

Carolyn Kelley is Senior Associate Dean for Academic Programs in the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.  At the School of Education, she serves as the Jim and Georgia Thompson Distinguished Professor of Education.  Dr. Kelley’s research focuses on educational policy and strategic human resources management in schools, including teacher compensation, principal and teacher evaluation, and leadership development. She is co-author of three books, including Mapping Leadership: The Tasks that Matter for Improving Teaching and Learning in Schools (Jossey-Bass, 2017).  The book provides the theoretical foundation for the Comprehensive Assessment of Leadership for Learning, an online formative assessment of distributed instructional leadership in schools (leadershipforlearning.org).