Keith E. Edwards, PhD is a scholar and educator on sexual violence prevention, men’s identity, social justice education, curricular approaches, and leadership. Keith assists campuses in educating students on these issues through engaging, provocative, humorous, and inspiring keynotes and workshops. He also helps campuses foster broader systemic change through professional development sessions for faculty and staff. Keith equips audiences with knowledge, hope, and an ability to make a real difference addressing complex problems.
Video – Inspiring Change
Keith passionately describes what motivates him to work to end men’s violence against women and how by cultivating both men’s altruism and self-interest we can develop more consistent, sustainable, and effective allies. He concludes by explaining how despite all of the evidence we can and must remain hopeful about ending rape.
His sexual violence prevention work is nationally recognized, theoretically and conceptually grounded, research validated, and award winning. His ground breaking research on college men’s identity is also widely recognized. He is a national leader on social justice education in higher education, having founded and chaired the ACPA Commission for Social Justice Educators and authored a conceptual model of aspiring ally identity development. His training sessions with colleagues on positive psychology and Zen approaches to leadership are regularly standing room only and have gained national attention.
Keith fully engaged the audience, was funny, poignant, direct, and sensitive. Our assessment data was really positive and students would recommend him to others and many walked away ready to put new approaches into action. I was so pleased to hear him challenge students to determine the campus culture related to sexual assault. They needed to hear this from someone with credibility and passion.
-David M. Tuttle, Associate Vice President and Dean of Students, Trinity University