Ian Kelleher

Head of Research, The Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School

Dr. Ian Kelleher is the co-author of Neuroteach: Brain Science and the Future of Education. He grew up in Cambridge, England and went to the University of Manchester as an undergraduate where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in geochemistry. He returned to Cambridge as a Ph.D. student at the University of Cambridge, Churchill College, working in the Department of Earth Science on the formation and stability of dolomite. After his Ph.D., Ian moved to the U.S. where he spent six years teaching, coaching and dorm-parenting at Brooks School in North Andover, MA. At St. Andrew’s, Ian teaches Chemistry and Robotics, as well as coaches boy’s JV soccer. Ian’s work for the CTTL focuses on the development of research projects that measure the effectiveness of brain based strategies used by St. Andrew’s teachers and students. Ian also co-facilitates the CTTL”s “Creating Innovators through Design Thinking” workshop and is responsible for the CTTL graduate level programming. Ian has presented in person and virtually to schools and conferences throughout the world, including the Learning & the Brain Conference, SXSWedu, the International Mind, Brain, and Education Science Conference, and the National Association of Independent Schools Annual Conference.