Andrew Kelly

Dr. Andrew Kelly

Associate Professor of Psychology

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Dr. Andrew Kelly is an assistant professor of psychology. He joined the GGC faculty in 2012 from the Georgia Institute of Technology where he earned his Ph.D. in cognitive aging.

Broadly speaking, his research investigates age-related changes in multiple types of memory (e.g., episodic memory, prospective memory, working memory).

The goal of this research is to:

1) identify areas in which older adults demonstrate successful maintenance of cognitive function, and
2) in cases where declines are evident, to identify and investigate techniques for improving performance.

He has also conducted research in the area of aging-in-place and stereotype threat. Finally, Kelly is interested in applying the principles of memory research to develop effective teaching and learning practices in the classroom. Kelly's research has been published in various journals and presented at national and international conferences.


  • Doctorate – cognitive aging – Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Master's – experimental psychology – Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Bachelor's – psychology – The Catholic University of America

Academic Interests

  • Cognitive aging
  • Episodic memory
  • Prospective memory
  • Learning, memory and education


  • Virginia M. Smyth Outstanding Graduate Student
  • NIA Training Grant Fellowship