An innovative, passionate educator, Dr. Kelly Chaney holds a Ph.D. in Educational Administration and Higher Education and a M.S. Ed. in Workforce Education and Development from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She has spent nearly two decades serving teaching intensive institutions as a member of faculty, department chair, dean, interim provost, and associate vice president of academic affairs, most recently at Marian University of Wisconsin and Blackburn College in Illinois. Dr. Chaney has been appointed as the Dean of the Sharon Walker School of Education at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, effective July 2020.
Recognizing the current challenges facing institutions of higher education today, Dr. Chaney is a strong advocate for flexible, instructional delivery models, excellence in university and college teaching, and leadership development for current and prospective academic administrators.