Lisa Kelly-Vance, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Psychology

Lisa Kelly-Vance’s research is primarily focused in play assessment and dual language program. She is working with several colleagues in her department and from the Omaha Public Schools on a project investigating dual language programming. The project seeks to look at acculturation, definitions of school success, family involvement in school/education and student academic outcomes. Kelly-Vance also continues to investigate approaches to play assessment for young children. She is also involved in research using curriculum-based measurement and phonological awareness measures.

Kelly-Vance has been part of the UNO school psychology faculty since 1995 and teaches courses in assessment, exceptional children, family, and also supervises practicum and internship experiences. She has supervised numerous EDS applied research projects.

Kelly-Vance received her bachelor’s from Purdue University, and her master’s in Educational Psychology and doctorate in school psychology from Indiana University. Upon completing her degree, she worked for Area Education Agency 13 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and was the agency’s lead psychologist for three years. She has also served as the conference chair and president of the Iowa School Psychological Association.