Kelly Dunne

Kelly Dunne

Kelly Dunne

Executive Director


History, Childhood Studies, and Education

Kelly Dunne is an alumna of the College of William & Mary and George Mason University.  She has been with SIS since 1996, serving as the Executive Director since 2016.  She is also a faculty member in the Human Development & Family Science and Women & Gender Studies programs.  Her academic interests are in history, childhood studies, and education.  She was instrumental in the development of the university-wide Childhood Studies minor and the Childhood Studies concentration offered by the School of Integrative Studies.  To allow students the opportunity to immerse themselves in a culture while learning its history, she leads study abroad & field studies courses in Ireland, the United Kingdom, and New Orleans. 


University Service

Mason Core Committee

Honor Committee

CHSS Senior Leadership Committee

CHSS Curriculum Committee

Women & Gender Studies Executive Committee



Courses Taught

INTS 308 The American Landscapes in Fiction, Film, and History

INTS 312 Images & Experiences of Childhood

INTS 316 Introduction to Childhood Studies

INTS 317 Issues in Family Relationships

INTS 321 Parent-Child Relations

INTS 322 Teacher: An Historical Perspective

INTS 375 History of Humanity: Food & Drink

INTS 395 New Orleans: History & Culture

INTS 399/HIST 388 Ireland: History & Culture

INTS 400 Temptress: Sex & Power in History

INTS 490 Internships



MAIS in Liberal Studies, George Mason University
BA in Classical Studies, History minor, College of William and Mary