Education Advisory Council

Mary Kiely, Ph.D.

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Mary Kiely, Ph.D., is a research biologist with extensive experience in science education reform at the national level. After a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and six years as a Carnegie Corporation of New York Program Officer, Dr. Kiely served as a Stanford University Senior Academic and Research Program Officer for 20 years. She worked within the Office of the President and Provost, the School of Humanities and Sciences and with the Dean of Research directing multi-year programs funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health and several major private foundations in the United States and Sweden to improve teaching and learning. Dr. Kiely was the Executive Director of the Wallenberg Global Learning Network, the Initiative on Improving K-12 Education and the Program in Human Biology’s Middle Grades Life Science Project. From 2004-2016, Dr. Kiely served on the NatureBridge National Board of Directors as Chair of the Education Committee and as Board Vice Chair for Education. She created the Education Advisory Council in 2008 to ensure board, CEO and senior staff access to expertise in the natural sciences, science education and environmental/social science. Dr. Kiely currently serves as a member of the Education Advisory Council and also serves on the Board of BSCS Science Learning in Colorado.