Sample Intros

Introductions can easily be an after thought for campus hosts who are busy with many other considerations in organizing, planning, and hosting a campus visit. However, for the audience they can be critical in shaping their mindset and openness as a keynote or workshop begins. Keith recommends creating an introduction that is focused on the audiences needs and what would be most helpful or relevant for them to hear. Often, hearing why a host or organization has sought out Keith is more relevant than any of Keith’s details for the audience members. Here are some sample intros that vary by topic area. Please feel free to edit, modify, and amend to meet the needs of the audience.

Sexual Violence Prevention

Over the past 15 years Keith has spoken and consulted at more than 150 colleges and universities, presented more than 150 programs at national conferences, and written more than 15 articles or book chapters on sexual violence prevention, men’s identity, and social justice education. His research, writing, and speaking has received national awards and recognition including ACPA Dissertation of the Year and ACPA Diamond Honoree.

Keith recently co-chaired ACPA’s Presidential Task Force on Sexual Violence Prevention in Higher Education and co-edited the publication Beyond Compliance: Addressing Sexual Violence in Higher Education. He is currently co-editing a book on sexual violence prevention and response in higher education. His TEDx Talk on Ending Rape has been viewed around the world.

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 also was involved in sexual violence prevention and Title IX investigations and adjudication. 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.

Men & Masculinities

Over the past 15 years Keith has spoken and consulted at more than 150 colleges and universities, presented more than 150 programs at national conferences, and written more than 15 articles or book chapters on sexual violence prevention, men’s identity, and social justice education. His research, writing, and speaking has received national awards and recognition including ACPA Dissertation of the Year and ACPA Diamond Honoree.

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. His scholarship interests include diversity and social justice education and college men’s issues from a feminist and social justice perspective. Keith recently co-chaired ACPA’s Presidential Task Force on Sexual Violence Prevention in Higher Education and co-edited the publication Beyond Compliance: Addressing Sexual Violence in Higher Education. He is currently co-editing a book on sexual violence prevention and response in higher education. His TEDx Talk on Ending Rape has been viewed around the world.

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 also was involved in sexual violence prevention and Title IX investigations and adjudication. 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.

Social Justice Education

Over the past 15 years Keith has spoken and consulted at more than 150 colleges and universities, presented more than 150 programs at national conferences, and written more than 15 articles or book chapters on sexual violence prevention, men’s identity, and social justice education. His research, writing, and speaking has 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 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. 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. 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, student activities, conduct, and orientation. He also was involved in sexual violence prevention and Title IX investigations and adjudication. 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.

Curriculum

Over the past 15 years Keith has spoken and consulted at more than 150 colleges and universities, presented more than 150 programs at national conferences, and written more than 15 articles or book chapters on sexual violence prevention, men’s identity, social justice education, and student learning and assessment. His research, writing, and speaking has 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 a residential life super-nerd having been an RA for three years as an undergraduate at Hamline University and earning recognition as Hall Director of the year as a graduate student at Colorado State. His master’s thesis was on the educational impact of living learning communities. He earned his PhD from the College Student Personnel Administration program at the University of Maryland, where he worked for a living learning program and 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 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 also was involved in sexual violence prevention and Title IX investigations and adjudication. 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. He has lived or worked in a residence hall for more than 20 years. Super-nerd.

Keith 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.

Positive Psychology & Coaching

Over the past 15 years Keith has spoken and consulted at more than 150 colleges and universities, presented more than 150 programs at national conferences, and written more than 15 articles or book chapters on men’s identity, social justice education, and leadership. His research, writing, and speaking has 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 a certified executive and leadership coach for individuals who are looking to unleash their fullest potential. 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. He is a trained co-active coach from CTI, the world’s largest coaching school and certification program.

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.