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Roy A. Kaelin, Jr.


Adjunct Faculty
Chair, Adjunct Council

Programs/Classes Taught:

BUS 430, Management and Leadership

LAN 150, Physical Science

LAN 225, Human Impact on the Environment

LAN 300, Ecology and Conservation

LAN 303, Botany

LAN 304, Human Physiology

LAN 306, Microbes – Global Perspectives

LAN 350, Physical Geology

LAN 354, Astronomy

BUS 430, Management and Leadership

MGT 201, Career Evaluation and Planning

MGT 403, Introduction to BSM

MGT 410, Management and Supervision

MGT 412, Organizational Behavior

MGT 430, Communications in Organizations

MGT 479, Management and Development Practicum

MGT 482, Strategic Management

Areas of Expertise:

Natural science pedagogy, organizational behavior, strategic management


Roy currently serves as chair of the Adjunct Council, and, as Professional Adjunct Lecturer in CPSA, teaching several of its natural science courses, including physical science, astronomy, geology, and ecology. Prior to his arrival at National Louis University, Roy taught additional courses in the natural sciences at Loyola University of Chicago, DePaul University, and Case Western Reserve University.

Roy earned his Bachelor of Science at the University of Illinois (in Geology) and a Master of Science in Business Administration (in Logistics) at Iowa State University. Currently, he is pursuing additional credentialing to continue his presentation of natural-science courses. At NLU in his natural-science courses, he encourages students to become engaged in sharpening skills of critical thinking, introducing them to improved science literacy as citizen scientists.

Roy Kaelin pursues an avocation in viewing the night sky with a variety of telescopes he has fabricated over the years. He has become an ardent supporter of the original Mersenne telescope design, a distinct hybrid of refractor and reflector, that can make the skies comfortably accessible for parents with small children and for those confined to wheelchairs.

Among his other interests, Roy likes to write and draw. In recent years, he has written and published several books and is working on several new ones. He complements his teaching career with illustrating wildlife and producing portraits in pencil. 


  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL: Bachelor of Science (viz., Geology).
  • Iowa State University, Ames, IA: Master of Science in Business Administration (viz., Logistics).
  • American Graduate School of International Management, Phoenix, AZ, International Trade Specialist Training Program, National Association of State Development Agencies.

Research and Interests:

  • Organizational change
  • Strategic management
  • Business communications
  • Natural science
  • Citizen science
  • Scientific method pedagogy
  • Adult higher education

Contact Information:

Roy A. Kaelin, Jr.


Phone: 1-(844) 380-5001 (toll-free); press # at prompt, enter extension 7319; leave message.


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