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Martin Kelly, PhD

  • Associate Professor


Hispanic, Argentine national and naturalized US citizen, fully bilingual.

Education & Training

  • PhD Biology, University of Texas, Austin, 1994
  • MA Ecology, Evolutionary, & Organismal Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1989
  • Graduate studies (non-degree), Systems Sciences Institute, University of Louisville, KY, 1983-1984
  • BA Zoology, Mathematics minor, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1981
  • Khan for Educators, Khan Academy, May 2023
  • Certificate in Effective College Instruction, The Association of College and University Educators and The American Council on Education, January 2022
  • Reader Certificate, Educational Testing Service, AP Environmental Science exam, June 2019, 2020, 2021, 2023
  • Online Course Certificate, D’Youville College, Spring 2018, February 4-March 2

Awards & Honors

  • Faculty Fellow, Institute for Teaching Innovation, D’Youville College, 2019-2020.
  • Advisory Committee, the Institute for Teaching Innovation, D’Youville College, 2018-2020    
  • BiosciEdNet Scholar administered by the AAAS, the American Physiological Society, and the American Society for Microbiology 2011 (not able to participate).
  • Faculty Fellow - Western New York Service Learning Coalition (, Daemen College, Amherst, NY 2009
  • Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers 9th ed. 2005
  • Committee on College Science Teaching affiliated with the National Science Teacher’s Association 2004
  • Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers 8th ed. 2004
  • The Scholarship of Teaching & Learning 2nd ed. 2004    
  • Scholar at the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning Institute, Rockhurst University (KS) 2003
  • Campus Hero Award, Office of Services for Students with Disabilities, Buffalo State College 2002
  • Dr. Nuala McGann Drescher Sabbatical Leave Award, SUNY & UUP 2002

Research Interests

Since Research Link 2000, I have used rapid cycling Brassica rapa to investigate the fitness consequences of individual variation in life history traits, evidence for their inheritance, and evolution. Since the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 2001, I have worked to incorporate the principles of scholarship of teaching and learning into my teaching and research.


Contact Information

Phone: (716) 829-7885 Email: Office: SASE 325