Kelly Nye-Lengerman, Ph.D., MSW
PROMISE TA Center Evaluation Director
Research Associate at the Institute for Community Inclusion at the University of Minnesota
Kelly Nye-Lengerman, Ph.D., MSW, is the PROMISE TA Center Evaluation Director and is a Research Associate at the University of Minnesota's Institute on Community Integration (ICI). Kelly's work and research focus on developing services, supports, and policies that support the full inclusion of individuals with disabilities in community life. Kelly works on a number of state and federal research and training grants focused on employment disability policy, person centered planning, and universal screening for young children at risk of disability.
Kelly has extensive experience in program and workforce development, employment services and supports, and program evaluation. Kelly has broad range of professional experience working for disability provider organizations. Her interests include inclusive employment practices and policy, interdisciplinary collaborations, early screening and identification disabilities, poverty, and Autism. Kelly is the Co-President of MN Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE) and involved with the M Employment First Coalition.
Kelly received her PhD and MSW from the University of Minnesota's School of Social Work. She is also a licensed graduate social worker (LGSW) in Minnesota.