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Expert on Violence and Social Injustice against Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual People---Concerns about violence against the gay and lesbian population have been brought to the forefront in response to the incident concerning Matthew Shepard, a student who was beaten to death in Wyoming because of his sexual orientation. Just published, the recent issue of the Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services is devoted to these areas of concern. James Kelly, dean of Health and Human Services and acting dean of Continuing Education at Cal State L.A., is the journal's editor.
Dr. Kelly earned his bachelor's degree at Edinboro State University, Pennsylvania, and his master's degree at the University of Tennessee. In 1975, he received his doctorate from the Florence Heller Graduate School of Policy, Planning and Administration in Social Welfare at Brandeis University, Massachusetts. A licensed clinical social worker, he also completed a post-doctoral clinical fellowship in psychiatry at UCLA/Sepulveda Veterans' Administration Medical Center from 1977 to 1979. He is a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America.
Dr. Kelly has published articles and made frequent presentations on such topics as human sexuality, education, AIDS, mental health, and gerontology. In 1987, he was named U.S. Social Worker of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers and was the recipient of the 1981 Award of Merit for Outstanding Achievement for his research and publications in the area of lesbian and gay aging. He is currently on the editorial board of the Journal of Women and Aging. He has worked internationally for the United States and the Taiwan governments, and is currently the external reviewer for the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
To contact Dr. Kelly at Cal State L.A., call (323) 343-4608.
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