Spencer Kelly, PhD


Spencer Kelly, PhD is a Cognitive Neuroscientist, Associate Professor of Psychology at Colgate University. Spencer keeps our renditions of neuroscience accurate.  He is thoughtful, supportive and gentle in his guidance. And as you can see from his photo – all gesture – he is working with other scientists on the role of bodily gestures in communication. He is particularly interested in how the human body shapes the way that the brain thinks, feels, and does.

 Scientific Accomplishments:

  • RUI Grant, National Science Foundation (2011-2014)
  • Picker Research Fellowship, Colgate University (2005-2006, 2009)
  • Gastwissenschaftler (Visiting Scientist) at the Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, Netherlands (spring 2009)
  • Allen Edwards Lecturer at the University of Washington in Seattle (fall 2008)
  • Picker Interdisciplinary Research Grant, Colgate University (2007-2009)
  • Gastwissenschaftler (Visiting Scientist) at the MPI CBS, Leipzig, Germany (summer 2007)
  • Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, University of Louisville (1999-2000)
  • Pre-Doctoral National Research Service Award, University of Chicago, declined (1999)
  • William Rainey Harper Dissertation Fellowship, University of Chicago (1998-1999)
  • John Dewey Lectureship Prize, University of Chicago (1998)