Kelly Stout provides executive leadership in the area of research operations and strategic initiatives for the Office of the Vice President for Research & Economic Development and directs the Office of Research Development. This includes oversight of research development resources for faculty, general administrative and operational oversight for the OVPRED / URSA, and advancing special initiatives to grow the research enterprise at Georgia State. Kelly is a member of the National Organization for Research Development Professionals (NORDP).
Prior to joining the Office of the Vice President for Research in 2010, Kelly completed postdoctoral work at Emory University in the Department of Pharmacology, served as associate director for the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience (CBN), first at Emory University and then at Georgia State University.
Kelly earned her Ph.D. in neuroscience and her B.A. degree in psychology, both from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.