INDIANAPOLIS (UIndy) – The United Methodist-related University of Indianapolis has selected an experienced clinician, educator and administrator as dean of its widely respected College of Health Sciences.

Stephanie Kelly, Ph.D., joined the UIndy faculty in 1996 and recently has served as acting dean of the College of Health Sciences, which includes the School of Occupational Therapy and the Krannert School of Physical Therapy. UIndy produces more physical and occupational therapists than any other institution in Indiana, with respected master’s and doctoral degree programs that attract students from around the world.

“After a national search to fill the position, Kelly was the overwhelming choice of the university’s search committee,” said Deborah Balogh, UIndy’s provost and vice president for academic affairs.

A licensed, practicing physical therapist since 1993 and a longtime member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Kelly holds a doctorate in physical therapy from Nova Southeastern University, as well as master’s and bachelor’s degrees from UIndy. She is a native of Swayzee, Ind. and a 1987 graduate of Oak Hill High School. Kelly now lives on Indianapolis’ east side with her husband, John, and three children.