Before coming to Pitt-Bradford, Kelley was a graduate teaching assistant in the anatomy lab at Slippery Rock University. He has worked with the Bradford Family YMCA developing a diabetes program through a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
He earned his doctoral degree in leadership for higher education, his masters degree in exercise and wellness promotion from Slippery Rock University, and his bachelors in sports medicine from Pitt-Bradford. His research interests include physiological responses to endurance athletes, high altitude, and body composition. He traveled to Budapest, Hungary to study physical activity between cultures.
A Bradford native, Kelley is active in the community, serving as the head girls' cross-country coach for Bradford Area High School, where he is also the assistant head boys' track coach, and working as a physical activity instructor with KidShape obesity prevention and wellness program for children.
A runner in his own right, Kelley has five marathons under his belt and is training for the Stone Mil 50 Mile run in Maryland.