Delores A. Amorelli, EdD, MA


Director of Faculty Educator Development; Assistant Professor

Clinical Science

Dr. Delores Amorelli oversees programs to support Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine faculty in their continual professional growth as educators, including efforts to advance skills in teaching, assessment, curriculum development, diversity, equity, inclusion, leadership, mentoring, and helping to foster vibrant communities of practice among didactic and clinical faculty. Dr. Amorelli has 15 years of experience in higher education as an administrator and a faculty member. Prior to her role at KPSOM, Dr. Amorelli worked at Columbia University, where she helped launch new academic programs and new courses from vision to implementation and created a faculty development program centered on inclusive teaching and equitable assessment. Her research interests include the professional identity formation of educators, mitigating bias in narrative assessment, and inclusive teaching practices.

Profile headshot for Delores A. Amorelli, EdD, MA

Education and Training

BA, with honors, University of South Florida
MA, University of South Florida
EdD, Drexel University

Professional Positions

Teaching Associate, English Department
University of South Florida
Adjunct Instructor, English Department
Hillsborough Community College
Associate Lecturer, Strategic Communications Department
Columbia University
Associate Director of Faculty Development
Columbia University School of Professional Studies
Associate Lecturer, Business Certificate Program
Columbia University
Director of Faculty Educator Development
Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine
Assistant Professor, Clinical Science
Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine

Honors and Awards

Research Colloquium Prize
USF World Language
Accomplished Teaching Academy Participant
Florida Department of Education

Community Engagement

Ace of Hearts Dog Rescue
Frosted Faces Dog Rescue

Scholarly Activities

  • Amorelli, D, Cundiff, J. Combining Faculty Development and Student Support to Tackle Retention Issues. Proceedings of the Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning. October, 2015.
  • Amorelli, D, Lawson, N. Inclusion for Wellness: Fostering Wellness Through Inclusive Dialogue, Environments, and Practices. In Cases on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the Health Professions Educator (pp. 235-252), 2023.
Selected invited presentations
  • Abrolat, M, Amorelli, D, DiGiacobbe, G. Watch Us Flex: A Strategy for Building a Strong Med School Community Under the Weight of a Pandemic. Poster presented at Innovations in Medical Education Conference; 2021; virtual. 
  • Amorelli, D, DiGiacobbe, G. Supporting the Professional Identify Formation of Medical Educators through Faculty Development. Poster presented at Innovations in Medical Education Conference; 2022; virtual. 
  • Amorelli, D, Fleurimond, A. Giving Voice to Diversity: Designing Inclusive Curricular Materials. Workshop presented at: American Association of Colleges and Universities Annual Meeting; 2022; Washington, DC.
  • Mazotti L, Amorelli D, Navarro R, Halet D, Hyderi A, Kanter MH, Lupi C. Clinical Assessment Specialists (CASPs): Improving student assessment validity and comparability in the core clerkships. Poster presented at: AAMC Western Group on Educational Affairs (WGEA); 2022; Portland, OR.