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Maurie Kelly

  • Education

    Doctor of Philosophy, Organizational Development, Penn State University

Maurie Kelly

Maurie Kelly has more than thirty years of professional experience working with, and developing solutions for, a wide range of organizations from government to industry to NGOs. Her work includes initiatives with the US Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the US Department of State, the Pennsylvania Governor’s Office of Administration, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, the New York Department of Environmental Conservation, American Fisheries Society, the US Geological Survey, the City of Chicago, the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, H.O. Smith Botanical Gardens, Good Sun, Equitrans, esri, and others.

She holds a PhD in organizational development, a Master of Information Science, and a degree in history. Maurie is an instructor at Harvard University Extension School and at Penn State University. Her work at Penn State includes teaching international business in the Smeal College of Business, as well as serving as a faculty member with the Sustainability Institute, the Institute for Computational and Data Sciences, and the Institutes of Energy and the Environment. Her teaching experience includes courses in international business, negotiation, conflict resolution, strategic management, leadership, and sustainability. Maurie also teaches executive seminars in negotiation and advanced negotiation for the Harvard Professional Development Program. In 2019, she received the Harvard University Joanne Fussa Distinguished Teaching Award.

In addition to her work, Maurie is involved with numerous advisory boards, nonprofits, and humanitarian organizations. She is on the board of advisors for Good Sun, an organization that engages with communities to develop and deploy energy solutions in the US and around the world in countries such as Rwanda, Uganda, and Kenya and serves as a board member and volunteer for several animal rescues. In addition, she has served on numerous government advisory boards and committees across multiple administrations.

Programs Maurie Teaches

Advanced Negotiation Skills
Negotiation Skills: Strategies for Increased Effectiveness
Building a Sustainable Organization: Challenges, Opportunities, and Strategies