Campus Life

Dr. Helen Kelley reappointed as Associate Dean of School of Graduate Studies

The University of Lethbridge is excited to announce the reappointment of Dr. Helen Kelley (BMgt ’93, MSc ’94, PhD ’01) as Associate Dean of the School of Graduate Studies for an additional three-and-a-half-year term effective January 1, 2018.

Kelley has served in the role of Associate Dean since 2015, and previously as Acting Associate Dean, and been integral in the growth of graduate studies at the U of L.

“Dr. Kelley has been an integral leader in optimizing the administration of graduate education at the U of L, working collaboratively with department chairs, program chairs, area heads and other administrators,” says Dr. Andy Hakin, Provost and Vice-President (Academic). “The University has made a concerted effort to grow its graduate programming, all the while focusing on further enhancing the graduate student experience and Dr. Kelley has been central to those efforts.”

A tenured associate professor of policy & strategy and information systems in the Faculty of Management, Kelley’s research interests include e-health usage, wellness adoption and diffusion, health services quality and efficiency, among others. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the Alberta Gambling Research Institute.

Kelley completed her Bachelor of Management in 1993 and Master of Science in 1994 before earning a Doctor of Philosophy in business administration with a field of research in information systems from University of Western Ontario in 2001. She first came to the U of L in 1999 as a lecturer and later as an assistant professor in the Faculty of Management in 2001.

“Graduate studies is a very important growth area for the University as we continue to enhance opportunities for our undergraduate students to remain in the southern Alberta area, as well as attract students from other institutions,” adds Hakin. “Dr. Kelley’s proven record of performance and the steady increase in graduate student enrolment speaks to her effectiveness as an administrator and bodes well for the future of graduate programming at the University.”