Over the past 18 years Keith (he/him/his) has spoken and consulted at more than 200 colleges and universities, presented more than 200 programs at national conferences, and written more than 20 articles or book chapters on curricular approaches, sexual violence prevention, men’s identity, social justice education, and leadership. His research, writing, and speaking have received national awards and recognition including ACPA Dissertation of the Year and ACPA Diamond Honoree. His TEDx Talk on Ending Rape has been viewed around the world. Keith is also a certified executive and leadership coach for individuals who are looking to unleash their fullest potential.
Keith was the Director of Campus Life at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN from 2007 – 2015 where he provided leadership for the areas of residential life, student activities, conduct, and orientation. He was an affiliate faculty member in the Leadership in Student Affairs program at the University of St. Thomas, where he taught graduate courses on diversity and social justice in higher education for 8 years.
How can student affairs professionals bring critical perspectives to student development theory to better inform their student affairs practice? On this episode of Student Affairs Live, host Keith Edwards speaks with Elisa Abes, Susan R. Jones, and D-L Stewart, editors of the new book Rethinking Student Development Theory Using Critical Frameworks. This episode will explore […]
Senior student affairs leaders face important and difficult challenges as student and community activism pushes for more inclusive and socially just institutions of higher education. These leaders need knowledge, skills, and courage to lead in these tumultuous times. On this episode of Student Affairs Live, host Keith Edwards speaks with Robin Holmes-Sullivan, Jamie Washington, Patty […]
“Job Fit” is often a term used in search processes that can be used as a tool for exclusion, consciously and unconsciously. “Job Fit” can be a euphemism and code word for stereotypes and assumptions about others and help keep our individual and organizational fears, values, and culture free from critical examination. On this episode […]
The Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) was founded 40 years ago in 1979. The organization now is much different than what it was when it originated. This year CAS will be publishing the 10th edition of the CAS Professional Standards for Higher Education as well as a number of new […]
Social class often goes unspoken or spoken about in coded language in higher education generally, and student affairs specifically. Yet, social class is an organizing principle, whether we pay attention to it or not, for those aspiring to attend, attending, graduating, teaching, and working in higher education. On this episode of Student Affairs Live, host […]
Higher education continues to be concerned about the college success of college men, especially those from oppressed and minoritized identities. College men’s behavior has an impact on college students of all genders through conduct violations, sexual violence, alcohol and other substance use, and more. On this episode of Student Affairs Live, host Keith Edwards speaks […]
Some student affairs professionals are finding employment in student affairs that matches their training and degrees challenging. Some are even finding employment in student affairs at all challenging. What are the experiences of those who find themselves under- or unemployed in student affairs? On this episode of Student Affairs Live, host Keith Edwards speaks with […]
Some student affairs professionals are pursuing side hustles. Some folks are pursuing a side hustle in the hopes of turning it into a full-time opportunity, others to complement their primary student affairs role, and others to pursue needed financial resources their student affairs role is not able to offer. On this episode of Student Affairs […]
What is the role of student affairs and student services in Canadian higher education? What are the salient issues facing student affairs in a Canadian context? How are these issues similar or different from other national contexts? On this episode of Student Affairs Live, host Keith Edwards speaks with Jennifer Hamilton and Neil Buddel about […]
Many student affairs professionals were guided into the profession through their undergraduate involvement or mentors suggesting the field. Recently, student affairs courses for undergraduate students have become more prevalent. What are the various structures for these courses? What are the benefits and challenges for students and instructors? What are the outcomes? On this episode of […]
Transformative learning disrupts a learner’s worldview. It involves the development of knowledge, skills, and emotions. What experiential pedagogies best facilitate this kind of transformative student learning? What pedagogies can best work to support learning around social justice and how can student affairs educators apply these directly in our interactions with students and indirectly in the […]
Many postsecondary institutions use living-learning communities (LLC) as a tool for recruitment, engagement, and retention. Current research illustrates that solely having an LLC is insufficient as a means towards realizing these outcomes. In this session, panelists will discuss proven strategies for helping students achieve outcomes often associated with LLCs and provide recommendations for design, delivery, […]
Are you a student affairs practitioner considering a doctorate? How do you know if this is the right step for your career path? Is a doctorate necessary for upward mobility in student affairs? What are the pros and cons of pursuing a doctorate? What are the pros and cons of pursuing a student affairs career […]
Transgender college students face many barriers within higher education institutions. Student affairs professionals can be key to not only helping transgender students learn to navigate these barriers but also in working to remove barriers through policy change. On this episode of Student Affairs Live, host Keith Edwards speaks with Genny Beemyn, Kendra Malone, and Jodi […]