Loyola University Chicago

School of Social Work


Meet the MSW Program Director
Michael Kelly Ph.D.

MSW Director

I joined the Loyola faculty in Fall 2006 and was named MSW Program Director effective July 2012. Prior to earning my doctorate at UIC, I was a school social worker, family therapist, and youth minister for 14 years in the Chicago area. I have brought my work on school social work and EBP to researchers and practitioners in Rhode Island, Wyoming, Chile, and Japan. 

In my free time for fun I love to run marathons, listen to music, and chase our three little boys (my daily marathon!). I look forward to working with all of you in the MSW program—stop by and say hello sometime!

Dr. Kelly was quoted in Catalyst in Depth, an independent magazine that covers Chicago Public Schools, in their article entitled "Tragedy's Aftermath."