Dr. Kelly Eckel

Assistant Professor of Education, Director of Undergraduate Field Experiences


As a previous K-12 educator with a legal background, Dr. Eckel specializes in elementary education, data analysis, and developing partnerships to facilitate field experiences for the Division of Education. Educational equity and access opportunity for all students is at the core of her beliefs and passion to improve education on all levels. She believes professional development is crucial to remaining current in educational practices and policies. She is involved in multiple organizations throughout the State of Indiana that focus on systemic improvement actions in K-12 schools and leadership in higher education.

Areas of Interest

  • Elementary Education 
  • Instructional Practices
  • Classroom Management
  • Student Development 
  • Data Analysis


  • USF Teacher Education Advisory Council (TEAC) Member
  • Director of Alpha Theta Epsilon (local chapter of Kappa Delta Pi)
  • Indiana Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Member
  • Indiana Department of Education State Reviewer
  • Rotary Club of Fort Wayne
  • Girls on the Run Coach