Kelsey M. Jones
Human Development Department
Dr. Kelsey M. Jones received her doctorate in Interdisciplinary Studies in Human Development from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, where she also completed a postdoctoral fellowship working with the Racial Empowerment Collaborative and the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methods. She holds bachelor of art degrees in Psychology and English from Williams College and a master’s degree in Childhood Special Education from Long Island University.
As a former special education teacher, Kelsey pursues participatory and qualitative scholarship that focuses on dis/ability and giftedness in the narratives of and about Black and Brown youth, the racialized school-to-prison pipeline, and racial literacy education as healing for children and adults in stressful teaching and learning environments. Her current research focuses on the development of accessible racial literacy materials for children, adolescents, families, and educators under the Preparing Educators to Address Racial Literacy and Stress (PEARLS) Program.