Paul Kelter, Ph.D.
Professor and Director
Paul Kelter, Ph.D., became the first director of the NDSU Office of Teaching and Learning in 2015, the year in which the Office of Teaching and Learning was established at North Dakota State University. Kelter is also a professor of education within NDSU's School of Education. Prior to becoming the Office of Teaching and Learning director, Kelter served as the Director of the NDSU Center for Science and Math Education, the NDSU STEM Education Ph.D. Program, and the NDSU College Teaching Certificate Program. These programs (except the NDSU STEM Education Ph.D. program) now operate under the Office of Teaching and Learning. In addition, the Office of Distance and Continuing Education, Group Decision Center, IDeaspace, and several newly developed programs now operate under Kelter's direction. As a result, the Office of Teaching and Learning now serves as the central hub for teaching and learning activities at NDSU.
Kelter previously was a Board of Trustees Professor in the Department of Literacy Education at Northern Illinois University from 2007 to 2014. He was University Distinguished Teacher/Scholar and professor of chemistry from 2003 to 2007 at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Kelter earned his doctorate in analytical chemistry at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from City College of the City University of New York.
He is a member of the National Science Teachers Association, International Center for First-Year Undergraduate Chemistry Education and the National Science Education Leadership Association.