Keith teaches the architectural structures sequence at Drury and is a registered architect. He has taught full-time for twelve years and has developed a teaching repertoire of seventeen courses for architecture and engineering university degree granting programs. The courses range from architectural design to engineering technologies with instructional strategies uniquely developed for small student-centered group discussions to large instructor-centered lectures for 124 students. Keith created the parti pris pedagogy and theliberal engineering approach for teaching structures to architecture students in liberal arts contexts. — Keith brings over thirty refereed papers and two dozen presentations regarding the nature of classroom technologies and pedagogy. He has presented his work at such venues as the University of Oxford and the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule(ETH). He received two national AIA awards for innovative curriculum development through the AIA Technology in Architectural Practice (TAP) BIM Awards (Honorable Mention andAward Citation). He was twice published in The AIA Report on University Research (Volume 4 and Volume 5) through his work as a principal investigator on an AIA Research for Practice (RFP) grant. — Keith served on the advisory board for the 11th edition abridgement of the Architectural Graphic Standards (Student Edition). He served on the Project Committee and Design Workgroup for the National BIM Standard (NBIMS) Version 2. He received the President’s Award of Excellence for Committee Engagement, which recognized the collaborative efforts between Drury, the City of Joplin Parks and Recreation, and the Joplin community-at-large in the student design and construction of a volunteer tribute at Cunningham Park led by colleagues Traci Sooter and Nancy Chikaraishi.
B.S.Arch., University of Illinois, 1987
M.Arch, Iowa State University, 1997
M.S.S.E., Iowa State University, 1997
Drury University faculty member since 2009
Assistant Professor since 2009