Department of Political Science

William Kelly

William Kelly Associate Professor
7004 Haley Center
(334) 844-6167

Office Hours

  • By appointment


Bill Kelly holds the Ph.D. degree from the University of Nebraska. His prior teaching awards include being selected three times as the Outstanding Political Science Teacher at Auburn University by Pi Sigma Alpha, a Mortar Board Favorite Teacher of the Year Award at Auburn University, and an award from the American Political Science Association. He has also been nominated for the College of Liberal Arts as the outstanding advisor as well as by his department for an Alumni Professorship in Political Science. He has taught at military bases, community colleges, and at a private religious college. He previously served as the Criminal Justice Director in Political Science, the Pre-Law Advisor at Auburn University, and received an award from the Pre-Law Society for his efforts as an advisor and an award from the Auburn University College of Extension for his efforts in distance learning.

He teaches in the areas of American government and criminal justice and also serves as the political science internship coordinator. He has published in such journals as The Journal of Education and Psychology, The New Review of East-European History, Public Sector, and The Journal of the Alabama Academy of Science. In addition, he has published over fifty book reviews and his review work has appeared in Military Intelligence, Perspectives on Political Science, The American Political Science Review, and The Journal of Politics.

Last Updated: July 26, 2016