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Dr. Thomas Kelly

Dept Chair Associate Professor, Security and Global Studies
Dr. Thomas Kelly


Ph.D. in Political Science
University of Illinois at Chicago
M.A. in Political Science
Loyola University Chicago
M.A. in Secondary Teacher Education
Roosevelt University

Research Interests

Federal-state relations, eminent domain, firearm policy

Positions Held

2017 - Present
Ashford University
Adjunct Instructor
2017 - 2019
Columbia Southern University
Adjunct Instructor
2012 - 2016
Excelsior College
Adjunct Instructor
Loyola University Chicago
Adjunct Instructor

Intellectual Contributions

Studying 21st Century Cities

Dick Simpson, Thomas Kelly
University of Minnesota Press

The New Chicago School of Urbanism and the New Daley Machine

Dick Simpson, Thomas Kelly
November 2008
Urban Affairs Review


Taking My Ball and Starting a New Home: County Secession Movements and the Politics of Attention

Midwest Political Science Association Conference
April 7, 2018

Certifications and Licensure

May 9, 2020
CITI - Social and Behavioral Responsible Conduct of Research
Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI)
August 12, 2017
CITI - Basic/Refresher Course - Social & Behavioral Research
Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI)

Awards & Honors

June 16, 2021
2020 University Strategic Initiative – Catalyst – Learning Management System Migration
During 2020, the earner of this badge made significant contributions to the migration of courses to a new online classroom to improve user experience, promote student-to-student and faculty-to-student interaction, enable a robust mobile classroom, and further differentiate APUS as a leader in online learning.