Bio

Keith CasualOver the past 15 years Keith has spoken and consulted at more than 100 colleges and universities, presented more than 100 programs at national conferences, and has written more than 15 articles or book chapters on sexual violence prevention, men’s identity, social justice education, curricular approaches, and leadership. His research, writing, and speaking has received national awards and recognition including ACPA Dissertation of the Year and ACPA Diamond Honoree.

Keith is also an executive and leadership coach for individuals who are looking to move forward in any aspect of their life. Keith’s coaching approach is grounded in positive psychology research on what works, Zen practices and approaches to help you get out of your own way, and a social justice lens.

Keith received his B. A. degree in Social Studies along with an education minor and teaching license from Hamline University in St. Paul, MN. He also earned his M. S. degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Colorado State University. Keith earned his PhD from the College Student Personnel Administration program at the University of Maryland, where he completed his dissertation “Putting my man face on”: A grounded theory of college men’s gender identity development, which was recognized as Dissertation of the Year by ACPA – College Student Educators International in 2008.

Keith recently co-chaired ACPA’s Presidential Task Force on Sexual Violence Prevention in Higher Education and co-edited the groups publication, Beyond Compliance: Addressing Sexual Violence in Higher Education. He is currently co-editing a book on responding and preventing sexual violence in higher education.

His scholarship interests include diversity and social justice education and college men’s issues from a feminist and social justice perspective. Keith is a national leader in social justice education having founded and served as Chair for ACPA’s Commission for Social Justice Educators. He has chaired and regularly serves as a faculty member for ACPA’s Residential Curriculum Institute and consults with campuses implementing an intentional student learning focused approach in student affairs. Keith was recognized by ACPA as a Diamond Honoree for his outstanding and sustained contributions to higher education and to student affairs in 2013.

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, dining and card services, campus conduct, student activities, leadership development, orientation, sexual violence prevention, student learning and assessment, and Title IX investigations. 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.