Meet the Creator
Colleen Kelley, Ph.D.
Dr. Colleen Kelley is the Creator and Founder of Kids’ Chemical Solutions, which is a comic-book based chemistry curriculum intended for kids ages 8 – 108. Her journey as a chemist began at The University of Richmond where she received her B.S. in Chemistry. She fell in love with the world of discovery and research and wanted to continue to explore more chemistry. She headed to Penn State University and dashed through graduate school receiving her Ph.D. in chemistry at the age of 24. She was having so much fun doing chemistry research that she accepted a Chateaubriand Postdoctoral Fellowship in Strasbourg, France with Nobel Prize winner Jean-Marie Lehn.
Colleen joyfully spent the past 30 years teaching thousands of college students chemistry. She is on a quest to make sure chemistry is enjoyable, accessible, fun, and understood.