Joe Kelly

Portrait of Joe Kelly

Joe Kelly

TLI Faculty, Technological Leadership Institute


Master's degree, Military and Strategic Leadership
U.S. Army War College

Bachelor of Science, Accounting
St. John's University


Joe Kelly is the Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.   His organization’s mission is to help Minnesota prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies and disasters.  The primary purpose of the program is to help build communities that are prepared to respond to emergencies and have the resilience to recover quickly from the effects of a disaster.

A native of Olivia, Minnesota, Joe served 31 years in the United States Army and Army National Guard.  He worked fulltime for the Minnesota National Guard for 25 years, including tours as Chief of Staff and Assistant Adjutant General.   Joe commanded troops at the company and battalion.

Alternate Job Roles
Director of Homeland Security and Management with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety

M.S. in Security Technologies

Currently Teaching Courses
Security Science and Technology Foundation (ST 8110)