Maurie Kelly has more than thirty years of professional experience working with, and
developing solutions for, a wide range of organizations from government to industry to NGOs.
Her work includes initiatives with the US Department of Homeland Security, the Federal
Emergency Management Agency, the US Department of State, the National Institutes of Health,
the Pennsylvania Governor’s Office of Administration, the City of Chicago, the Pennsylvania
Emergency Management Agency, and others.
She holds a PhD in organizational development, a masters of information science, and a degree
in history and serves as an instructor at Harvard University Extension School and Penn State
University. Her work at Penn State includes teaching in the Smeal College of Business, as well
as serving as an associate faculty member with the Sustainability Institute, the Institute for
Computational and Data Sciences, and the Institutes of Energy and the Environment. Her
teaching experience includes courses in international business, negotiation, conflict resolution,
strategic management, leadership, and sustainability. Maurie also teaches executive seminars
in negotiation and advanced negotiation for the Harvard Professional Development Program.
In 2019, she received the Harvard University Joanne Fussa Distinguished Teaching Award.
In addition to her work, Maurie is involved with numerous advisory boards, nonprofits, and
humanitarian organizations internationally and locally. She is on the board of advisors for Good
Sun, an organization that engages with communities to develop and deploy energy solutions in
the US and countries such as Rwanda, Uganda, and Kenya and serves as a board member and
volunteer for several animal rescues. In addition, she has served on numerous government
advisory boards and committees across multiple administrations.
She is currently writing about women, negotiation, and leadership and the impact on recent
political and social events.