Posted on: March 23, 2020

The International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET), an educational standards organization, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. (Tynetta) Ty Kelley as Director of Accreditation and Training. She will assume responsibilities on March 23, 2020.

For nearly two decades, Dr. Kelley has served as a post-secondary instructor of English and Communications in traditional and online classrooms. As a learner-focused educator with an orientation toward knowledge acquisition and application, she has worked with many students throughout the world to facilitate meaningful learning experiences through critical thinking and reflection in order to inform theory and practice, and stimulate a rich marketplace of ideas.

Dr. Kelley began her career in television news, where she worked in production and on the assignment desk with ABC News and FOX News. She has also worked in the areas of marketing and communications. With a strong research background, she transitioned to positions within the U.S. Departments of Commerce and Education. She has worked with teams and led teams at various points in her career. In 2001, Dr. Kelley returned to the classroom, but this time as an instructor, which began stateside and then abroad in China, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia. In addition to ESL, she also taught a myriad of courses in the Communications discipline, as well as business soft skills. Dr. Kelley is as a certified corporate trainer, and a facilitator in the HarvardManage Mentor curriculum.

Dr. Kelley holds a Doctorate, Management/Organizational Leadership, University of Phoenix, Dissertation: A Phenomenological Study Of African Americans In The Workplace And The Employee Engagement Construct; an MA, Media Studies/Corporate Communications, New School University; and a BA, Journalism, Temple University. She resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Casandra Blassingame, IACET CEO stated that, “we are thrilled to have Dr. Kelley as a part of the IACET team. Her education, background, and experiences are just what we need to advance the organization and execute the new strategic plan which include strengthening our position as a standards-developing organization, engagement and expanding IACETs global footprint.” Dr. Kelley comments, “I am very grateful excited for this opportunity to lead this Accreditation and Training department of IACET, serve the accredited providers and members by expanding value and the organization’s work and brand as a leader in continuing education and training .”

As the CEU turns 50 years old this year, we are reminded of our foundational ties to the U.S. Department of Education as a commitment to be driving force for the quality and measurability of continuing education activity. IACET’s mission is to improve the quality of continuing education and training worldwide through accreditation with a vision to advance the global workforce. IACET’s history includes development of the original Continuing Education Unit (CEU) and creation and maintenance of the ANSI/IACET Standard for Continuing Education and Training. More about IACET can be found at

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