Kelley Chappell, PhD

Core Faculty, Dissertation Chair, The Graduate School

kchappell@ncu.eduKelley Chappell, PhD

Areas of Expertise:

  • Research methodology
  • Positive psychology
  • Relationships


  • Ph.D., University of South Carolina 
  • M.S., University of South Carolina 
  • B.S., University of South Carolina 


  • Attachment, caregiving and romantic partner choice

Selected Publications and Presentations: 

  • Book - Happy in Love: A Woman’s Guide to Love, Attraction, Dating and Relationships (2013)
  • Book Chapter - “Attachment, Caregiving and Perception of Romantic Partners: An Experimental Test of the Attachment Security Hypothesis,” Personal Relationships, 5, 327-342. 

Selected Professional Experience:

  • Chair of Research and Analytics, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Capella University   
  • Developed and launched the University-wide Dissertation Process, Capella University 
  • Developed Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology Program for Capella University 
  • Core Faculty, School of Psychology, Capella University 
  • Tenure Track Faculty, Columbia College 

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