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Beverly Baker-kelly

Business and Economics
Modern College of Business and Science


Dr. Beverly Baker-Kelly came to the Modern College of Business and Science as a Fulbright Scholar in 2009-2010. She has been on the faculty at the College for the past seven years. At present she is teaching in the Commercial Law Program in the Department of Business and Economics. She has a Ph.D from Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and an Ed.D from Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, and a Juris Doctorate degree from Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley. Also, she has an M.A. and an M.Ed degree from Teachers College, Columbia, and a Certificate in African Studies from Columbia U, School of Advanced International Affairs, and an M.A. from Harvard University. She taught undergraduate and advanced law students at Golden Gate U. School of Law in San Francisco, the University of San Francisco, School of Law, Berkeley School of Law, California, and at Howard University School of Law in D.C. She was an Associate Dean at the East Bay Law School. For the past four years she edited and facilitated the production of the award winning textbook, Taylor and Kelly’s Dermatology for Skin of Color, 2nd ed., New York, McGraw Hill Education, 2016, for her husband, A. Paul Kelly, M.D, also a Fulbright Scholar, and a Visiting Professor at SQU University until 2014 when he passed in Muscat, Oman. Dr. Beverly Baker-Kelly was appointed by the United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, as Deputy Registrar of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), located in Arusha, Tanzania. This position made her the highest-ranking American at the Rwanda Tribunal. The Tribunal prosecutes those allegedly responsible for the genocide committed in Rwanda. Dr. Beverly also monitored elections for NGO organizations in South Africa, when Nelson Mandela became President, as well as in Ethiopia, Liberia, Republic of Congo, and Palestine. While in California, she was a member of the state bars of California, Washington D.C. and Hawaii, where she maintained a pro bono  law practice, inter alia,  in international child abductions under international law treaties. A strong devotee of lifelong learning, Dr. Beverly will commence this summer, 2017 her studies for the Professional LLM in Commercial Law at the School of Law, University of California, Berkeley.

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