Martin Kelly

History Expert


M.A., History, University of Florida

B.A., History, University of Florida


  • History teacher
  • Online course developer
  • Author of two books on American history


Martin H. Kelly wrote about American history for over 15 years for ThoughtCo. A secondary school social studies teacher for over a decade, he was also director of curriculum for the Florida Virtual School, and developed an Advance Placement American history course there. Currently, he is instructional design services manager in Tampa, Fla., for Pamoja Education, a UK-based educational technology company. 


Martin Kelly holds a bachelor's degree in history with a classics minor and a master's degree from the University of Florida.

  • "The Everything American Presidents Book" (Everything, 2007)
  • "Colonial Life: Government" (Routledge, 2015)

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