Tanya Kelley, Ph.D.

Director, Undergraduate Research
Tanya Kelley
She, Her, Hers


Tanya Kelley is the director for Undergraduate Research at the University of Nevada Reno. She received her doctorate in 2016 from Arizona State University where she studied university innovation programs and online engagement platforms. Kelley completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan School of Information studying civic technology in governmental settings.

Research interests

University and public sector administration, with a focus on innovation, program design, program evaluation, and participatory engagement.

Professional memberships

Council on Undergraduate Research


Ph.D., Public Administration & Policy, Arizona State University, 2016
M.P.P., Public Policy, Arizona State University, 2011
M.P.A., Public Administration, Arizona State University, 2010
B.A., Political Science, Arizona State University, 2018