Kelly Morales

kelly.morales [at]

Office: 541 737-3420

Cordley Hall

Cordley Hall 4046

2701 SW Campus Way

2701 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

Students in my classes are often busy juggling home, children, work, and school. I strive for inclusiveness and accommodation. My focus is on helping students find ways to complete their class work, amidst all the turmoil and stressors that unfold daily.

As a Soil Scientist, I've worked in the private sector, for government agencies, and am currently teaching soil science at the 200 level of classes. Students taking my classes are often at the gateway of deciding what career direction they want to take. Others are in business for themselves or are enhancing current career skills. Accommodating the various needs of these individuals contributes to their successful educational journey.

The soil resource is the basis for our existence, so it is only natural that we feel a link to the earth...a desire to learn more. My emphasis is on soil morphology and genesis.

Curriculum Vitae: 

Profile Field Tabs

Affiliated with: 
Crop and Soil Science
Courses Taught: 

Currently-CSS 205, ecampus, which is offered every term. Classes taught have also included Soil Morphology and Classification (SOIL 466/566), and Environmental Soil Chemistry (SOIL 445).

OSU Main Campus
Beyond OSU
Personal Interests: 

I admire and participate in projects that relate to building with soil or stone...earthbag building, cob, etc.  Actually, most inexpensive alternative housing materials are of interest.


Kelly Morales currently teaches (Ecampus) CSS 205, Soil Science here on the Main Campus of OSU, Corvallis, OR. Her Doctorates degree was earned from Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK., from the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences. She also acquired an M.S. (Oklahoma State University), a B.S. (University of Mass., Amherst), and an A.A. (Cape Cod Community College). Teaching in an Ecampus setting and running a small prep lab, takes up the bulk of her work. When not engaged at work, Kelly enjoys traveling, hiking, bicycling, and writing.