Dr. Gary Kelly | EAHE | SIU

Southern Illinois University



Educational Administration and Higher Education

Dr. Gary Kelly

Clinical Assistant Professor

Dr. Gary Kelly

Phone: 618-536-4434
Email: glkelly@siu.edu
Office: 223L Wham

Gary Kelly, a 38-year career educator in K-12 and Higher Education, retired in 2019 as the Superintendent of DuQuoin CUSD #300. Kelly is a student-focused leader who served as President of the Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA) in 2011, was an 8-year member of the IASA Board of Directors, and was named Illinois Superintendent of the Year in 2019. At the national level, he has served on both the AASA Governing Board and AASA Executive Committee, and in 2021, received the AASA Distinguished Service Award. Presently, he serves as an Assistant Professor of Practice at SIUC and IASA Field Service Director, where he works with both aspiring and experienced school leaders. His teaching interest in higher education includes the areas of leadership, curriculum development, program and personnel evaluation, and school-community relations.