Kelly P. Vaughan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English Education

Kelly Vaughan


Kelly Vaughan is an assistant professor of English Education at Purdue University Northwest. Her research and teaching interests include curriculum studies, teacher education, and disability studies.

Research Overview

My research focuses on alternative ways of understanding curriculum history, education policies, and classroom practices.

Select Publications

Vaughan, K. P. & Super, G. (2019). Theory, practice, and perspectives: Disability Studies and parenting children with disabilities. Disability &Society. DOI: 10.1080/09687599.2019.1621741.

Buffington-Adams, J. and Vaughan, K. (2019). Introduction: An Invitation to Complicated Conversations. Journal of Curriculum Theorizing 34(1). Vaughan, Kelly (2018). Progressive Education and Racial Justice: Examining the Work of John Dewey, Vol. 34 (2).

Teaching Focus

I teach courses focused on: history and philosophy of education, literacy methods, children’s media, secondary education methods, and diversity and inclusion.

Kelly Vaughan


(219) 989-3220

Office Location:

Hammond CLO 325


  • Ph.D. – Curriculum and Instruction, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • M.Ed. – Curriculum and Instruction, National Louis University
  • BA – Secondary Education (English) at DePaul University

Areas of Expertise

  • Curriculum Studies
  • Teacher Education
  • Disability Studies in Education