Professor Deley teaches the physics course sequence along with chemistry and earth science. She holds degrees in chemical engineering and biomedical engineering and has worked extensively in industry for the development of alternate fuels and medical adhesives. She holds two patents for the development of innovative adhesives and has numerous publications in energy research. Her current research focuses on chemical analysis of wild bird egg shells as indicators of environmental quality. She was the recipient of the 2012 Marie LoPresti Award for Community service. Her interests include birdwatching where she helped with the formation of the bluebird program on campus.