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 Undergraduate Council

Mason Honor Committee

CHSS Senior Leadership Committee

CHSS Curriculum 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