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Mary Lou Kelly

Mary Lou Kelley

Professor
Department of Psychology
LSU College of Humanities & Social Sciences

What was your previous position and where?

LSU was my first and only job after earning my Ph.D.

What brought you to LSU?

I was attracted to the Department of Psychology, given the emphasis on developing and evaluating evidenced-based treatments and, of course, the climate. The day after I interviewed at SUNY Albany it snowed 24 inches. That closed the deal in terms of which job I was going to take.

What is your research interest?

My research interests are twofold: children’s adjustment to disasters and parental involvement in promoting children’s academic success.

What do you hope to accomplish at LSU?

I want to continue accomplishing what I currently am accomplishing — conducting research, supervising students’ clinical work and training students for academia.

What do you enjoy most about LSU?

My graduate students.

What are your major accomplishments?

I am the expert on daily report cards and homework interventions for parents.

 




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