Kelley Hulihan MS, PA-C

Director of Clinical Education
Clinical Associate Professor

Professor Hulihan began clinical practice in 1991 in Women’s Health in Rural Upstate NY where she continued to practice for 17 years. Other areas of practice over her career have included Urgent Care, Emergency Medicine, General Surgery and Urogynecology.

Professor Hulihan’s prior teaching experience includes 20+ years as a community preceptor and 2 years as Academic Coordinator/Assistant Director at the Upstate Medical University Physician Assistant Program in Syracuse NY. Professor Hulihan believes students should be actively engaged in their own learning and enjoys guiding students in the development of critical thinking skills and their application to patient care. Her teaching philosophy is one of active student engagement, helping students develop critical thinking skills across the curriculum preparing them to become knowledgeable, thoughtful Physician Assistants who embody the principals of evidence-based medicine and lifelong learning.

Relocating from Upstate NY in September of 2019 she joined the ECU PA Program Faculty as Assistant Professor/Clinical Coordinator and currently serves as the Director of Clinical Education. She has 1 son and 2 stepsons all of whom are grown. She continues to maintain a home in Upstate NY with her husband David, 2 German Shepherds, chickens, ducks and a horse. In addition to breeding German Shepherds, and raising animals she enjoys kayaking, hiking, writing and reading.


  • AAS Hudson Valley Community College 1991
  • PA Certificate Albany Medical College 1991
  • MS Education and Leadership A.T. Still University 2008

Areas of Interest

  • Women’s Health, Surgery, Case-based learning, Socratic Method, Experiential Learning, IPE