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Marla Kelsey, EdD

Full Professor, School of Education

Marla Kelsey, EdD


Area of Expertise:

  • Accreditation
  • Assessment
  • Action Research
  • Special Education (Diversity and Access)
  • Leadership (Educational)
  • Online Teaching and Learning
  • Teacher Education


  • Ed.D., Nova South Eastern University
  • M.A.E.D., University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
  • MBA, University of Phoenix
  • B.A., Western Michigan University


Facilitating academic success of diverse learners in inclusive instructional settings through teacher training

Selected Publications/Presentations:

  • Kelsey, M.L. (2011) Alone In Africa: A Children’s Travel Adventure.. Turmaline Publishing,: Phoenix, Az.
  • Kelsey, M.L. (2011). Assessment of Student Learning. Chronicle of Higher Education Webinar and Conference. November, 2011
  • Kelsey, M.L (2011).Differentiation of Instruction in Higher Education. SW Regional Academics Affairs Conference, 2011. Phoenix, Arizona.

Selected Professional Experience:

  • Associate Provost, University of Phoenix
  • Dean, University of Phoenix, College of Education
  • Faculty, University of Phoenix
  • Special Education Teacher, Gilbert Public Schools and Walled Lake Public Schools