Dr. David Lee Keiser

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Secondary and Special Education

Dr. David Lee Keiser

Office: University Hall 2117
Phone: (973) 655-7199
Email: keiserd@mail.montclair.edu

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Degrees

  • PhD University of California at Berkeley
  • MA San Francisco State University
  • BA University of Michigan

 

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Publications

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Scholarship, Publications and Related Activities

Books, monographs, and edited volumes Michelli, N. & D.L. Keiser, (2005). Teacher Education for Democracy and Social Justice. New York: Routledge.
Walker, E., L.Chastang, & D.L. Keiser (2003). Montclair High School’s Design for the 21st Century: So All Students Learn More. E. Walker, L. Chastang, & D. Keiser (Eds.) Montclair Public Schools.

Keiser, D.L. (1999). Skating on Thin Ice: Writing at One Alternative High School.
Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, University of California at Berkeley.
Journal Articles

Refereed

Keiser, D.L. (2011). “Let a Thousand Teachers Bloom: A Response to Creating Communities,” Democracy & Education, Vol. 19, Issue 2, Article 11.

Keiser, D.L. (2011, Summer). “Responding to the Lived Lives of the Public: Teacher Education as Civic Imperative,” Teacher Education and Practice, Vol. 24, 3, pp. 343 – 347.

Adarkar, A. & Keiser, D.L. (2007). “The Buddha in the Classroom: Towards a Critical Spiritual Pedagogy,” Journal of Transformative Education. Vol. 5, 3, pp. 246- 261.

Keiser, D.L. (2005, Spring). “Keep Your Head Up: University Students as Special Education Tutors,” Teachers as Leaders: A Celebration of Teaching, Vol. 6, pp. 22-26.

Invited

Keiser, D.L. (2010). “Salutations from North America: Human Resources and Education in the 21st Century,” HRD Journal (Thailand), 1, 2, pp. 6-7.

Keiser, D.L. & B. M’Gonigle (2006). “Professional Development Schools and Montclair State University,” in NJEA Review, 79, 8, pp. 20-21.

Keiser, D. (1999). “Engendering Agency: Manifestations of Struggle and Success at an Alternative High School,” Berkeley Education Society Journal, Vol. 2, pp. 53-58.

Rofes, E, D.L.Keiser, T. Smith, & M. Wray (1997). "White men and affirmative action: A conversation." Social Justice, 24, 2, pp. 133-146.

Heron, S, D. Keiser, E. Rofes, T.Smith, & M.Wray (1996). “Five White Guys Sitting Around Talking,” Bad Subjects, 26, pp. 19-25.

Book Chapters

Keiser, D.L. & S. Sakulkoo (2012). “Fitting in Breath Hunting: Thai and US Perspectives on Contemplative Pedagogy,” Contemporary Approaches to Learning and Inquiry Across Disciplines, Gunnluagson, Ed. Albany, NY: SUNY Press.

Keiser, D.L. & J. Tutela (2006). “ What Happened to the Street: Nurturing Compassion through Action Research.” In Useful Theory, pp. 85-104, Goldstein, R. (Ed.). NY: Peter Lang Publishing. Keiser, D.L. (2005). “Learners not Widgets: Teacher Education for Social Justice during Transformative Times,” In Teacher Education for Democracy and Social Justice, pp. 31-56, Michelli, N. & D. L. Keiser (Eds.). New York: Routledge. Keiser, D.L. (2005) “The Right to Be Equally Taught: Three Sites of Inquiry for Social Justice at a Diverse High School,” In Teacher Education for Democracy and Social Justice, pp. 149-163, N. Michelli & D.L. Keiser (Eds.). New York: Routledge.
Keiser, D.L. & S. Stein (2003). “We have a motion on the floor: Montclair High School and the Civics and Government Institute.” In Critical Voices in Schools: Students Living through Change, pp.171-187, B. Rubin, & E. Silva (Eds.). New York: Routledge.
Keiser, D.L. (2002). “Rendering students visible: Creative writing in an alternative school.” In Invisible Children in the Society and its Schools, pp.129-145, Books, S. (Ed.). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum. Keiser, D.L. (2000)."Battlin' nihilism at an urban high school: Pedagogy, perseverance and hope." In Challenges of Urban Education: Sociological Perspectives for the Next Century, pp.271-295, McClafferty, K., C. Torres & T. Mitchell (Eds.). Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.

Technical, Administrative, or Policy Reports

Keiser, D.L. (2011). “We Make the Road by Walking: Reflections on Schooling and Democracy.” The Statewide Standard, Illinois State University.

Keiser, D.L. & M. Noyes (2007). “The Agenda for Education in a Democracy at Montclair State University,” in Democracy and Civic Engagement: Implications for Teacher Preparation and a National Agenda for Inquiry. Washington, DC: American Association of State Colleges and Universities, pp. 27-29.

Keiser, D.L. (2007, Winter). “Greetings from the Agenda.” Synergy: The Newsletter of the Montclair State University Network for Educational Renewal.

Keiser, D.L. (2007, Spring). “Greetings from the Agenda.” Synergy: The Newsletter of the Montclair State University Network for Educational Renewal.

Keiser, D.L. (2006, Winter). “News from the Agenda: The 2006 Advance.” Synergy: The Newsletter of the Montclair State University Network for Educational Renewal.

Keiser, D.L. (2006, Spring). “Greetings from the Agenda.” Synergy: The Newsletter of the Montclair State University Network for Educational Renewal.

Keiser, D.L. (2005, Fall). “Leadership Associates.” Synergy: The Newsletter of the Montclair State University Network for Educational Renewal.

Keiser, D.L. (2005, Spring). “Agenda Update.” Synergy: The Newsletter of the Montclair State University Network for Educational Renewal.

Keiser, D.L. (2005, Winter). “Advancing the Agenda, One January at a Time.” Synergy: The Newsletter of the Montclair State University Network for Educational Renewal.

Keiser, D.L. (2004, Fall). “The Agenda for Education in a Democracy.” Synergy: The Newsletter of the Montclair State University Network for Educational Renewal.

Keiser, D.L. (2004, Fall). “The Agenda for Education in a Democracy.” Synergy: The Newsletter of the Montclair State University Network for Educational Renewal.

Keiser, D.L. (2004, Summer). “Creating and Managing a Classroom Community: MSU Field Students’ Poster Session.” Synergy: The Newsletter of the Montclair State University Network for Educational Renewal.

Keiser, D.L. (2004, Summer). “The Montclair Muckrakers Stir Up the South.” Synergy: The Newsletter of the Montclair State University Network for Educational Renewal.

Keiser, D.L. (2004, Spring). “The Buddha in the Classroom: Inspiring Teaching and Learning through Compassion and Mindfulness.” Synergy: The Newsletter of the Montclair State University Network for Educational Renewal.

Keiser, D.L. (2004, Winter). “PDS Update.” Synergy: The Newsletter of the Montclair State University Network for Educational Renewal.

Keiser, D.L. (2003, Fall). “PDS Executive Board Update.” Synergy: The Newsletter of the Montclair State University Network for Educational Renewal.

Keiser, D.L. (2003, Winter). “Service Learning at Montclair High School.” Synergy: The Newsletter of the Montclair State University Network for Educational Renewal.

Poems

Keiser, D.L. (2011, Fall). “150 Year-Old Drum Taps,” Making Connections: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cultural Diversity, 13:1, pp. 22-23.

Keiser, D.L. (2010). “Looking for the Drinking Gourd,” Making Connections: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cultural Diversity, 12:1, pp. 26-27.

Keiser, D.L. (2009). “Liquid Leviathan,” Proteus: A Journal of Ideas, 26:1, p.55
Keiser, D.L. (2006). “Agua Pura,” Paterson Literary Review, 36, p. 324
Keiser, D.L. (2005). “Laundry Day is a Good Day,” & “Mixed Pasta.” Paterson Literary Review, 34, pp. 190-191

Keiser, D.L. (2004). “American Disability,” “Energetic Elizabeth,” “No Notebook,” “The Possibilities of Eggs,” “Ugly Blues,” & “Principal Poem.” Electronic Journal for Inclusive Education, Wright State University. Volume 1, Edition 8, http://www.ed.wright.edu/~prenick/Summer_fall04/8TH_EDN.HTM
Keiser, D.L. (2001). “Love to My Father,” in What I Need Right Now, Poetry for the People at Glide Memorial Church 1996-2001, p. 65, Poetry for the People Press.

Keiser, D.L. (1999). “The Bottom of the Barrel,” & “Questions for a Rock.” Democracy and Education, 13,1, pp. 6, 18 Keiser, D.L. (1999). “Stale Meat: For Matt Shepard,” HEArt Quarterly, 2,3/4, p. 35 Keiser, D.L. (1999). “Hitchhiker,” in Teenage Runaways: Broken Hearts and Bad Attitudes, p.97, Schaffner, L. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press.

Keiser, D.L. (1998). “This is Who I Am,” “Paolo at the B and O Railroad,” “Second and Howard St,” “Big Red Bill and Big Red Mark,” pp. 32-35 in Survival Take a Verse, Poetry for the People Press.

Keiser, D.L. (1997). “First Date,” “Colors in Our Room,” “First Kiss in a New Bedroom,” p.61 in 71 Seconds of Freedom, Poetry for the People Press.

Keiser, D.L. (1996). “Two Takes on the Same Story,” “Addiction,” “Can’t Forget,” pp. 37-40 in No Voice, No Choice, No Country: Is This What We Want, Poetry for the People Press.

Keiser, D.L. (1996). “Shave America,” in Face America, Poetry for the People Press.

Scholarship in Progress

Keiser, D.L. (2011). Suffer Not: Causes and Remedies of Dissatisfaction in Teaching. (Edited Anthology, currently under review)

Keiser, D.L. Mindful Teaching and the Hidden Curriculum of Suffering in School. (Manuscript in Preparation)

Presentations

Workshops and Presentations

Keiser, D.L., Byrnes, K. & Miller-Lane, J. (2011, November). “Teaching the Teaching Presence: The Contemplative Campus: The Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education Annual Conference, Amherst, MA.

Keiser, D.L. (2010, September). “We Can Call It Dissatisfaction: The Hidden Curriculum of Suffering in School,” The Contemplative Academy: The Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education Annual Conference, Amherst, MA.

Keiser, D.L & A.Inciong. (2010, March). “Designing Learning, Constructing School: An Invitation to Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration.” Montclair State University Research Academy for University Learning, Teaching and Learning Showcase.

Keiser, D.L. (2009, April). “The Joy Inherent: Rediscovering Education through Mindful Teaching,” The Contemplative Heart of Higher Education: The Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education Annual Conference, Amherst, MA.

Keiser, D.L. & R. Nisbett (2009, April). “Intelligence and How to Get It: Why Schools and Cultures Count,” Brainwave Festival Meetings of the Minds, Rubin Museum of Art, NY.

Keiser, D.L. (2009, April). “Paying (for) Attention,” Second Mindful Learners Conference, CUNY Graduate Center, NY.

Keiser, D.L. (2009, March). “Paying (for) Attention: The Role of Mindfulness in Promoting Peace, Keynote Speaker, Annual Montclair State University Peace Conference, Center for Nonviolence and Peace Initiatives.

Keiser, D.L. (2008, October). “Creating a Teaching Portfolio.” Presentation to Student Multicultural Inclusive Teacher Candidates’ Organization (MINTCO).

Keiser, D.L. (2008, August). “Mindful Teaching and the Hidden Curriculum of Suffering in School,” Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, Summer Faculty for Annual Curriculum Development Workshop, Northampton, MA

Keiser, D.L. (2008, April). “Overcoming the Achievement Gap: Improving Educational Opportunities for South Carolina Children,” University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, SC.

Keiser, D.L. (2008, April). “Social Justice and Democracy in American Education,” University of South Carolina College of Education Museum, Columbia, SC.

Keiser, D.L. (2008, March). “Braiding Domains of Leadership,” Principal’s Institute, National Network for Educational Renewal, Denver, CO.

Keiser, D.L. (2007, August). “Coming to Our Senses: Cultural Diversity in the Montclair Partnership.” Montclair Public Schools, Presentation to New District Faculty.

Keiser, D.L. (2007, June). “A Celebration of Teaching,” Keynote Address, Montclair State University Network for Educational Renewal Annual Conference.

Keiser, D.L. (2006, June). “Requirements for Partner Schools in High Needs Communities,” Invited Keynote, Partner School Leadership Workshop, Bellevue, WA. 
Keiser, D.L. (2006, November). “Mindful Teaching” Invited Keynote, Institute for the Advancement of Philosophy for Children, Montclair State University. 
Keiser, D.L. (2005, January). “Incorporating Inquiry into the Curriculum.” Inquiry Exposition, Koger Arts Center, University of South Carolina.

Keiser, D.L. (2004, November). “Creating a Teaching Portfolio.” Presentation to Student Multicultural Inclusive Teacher Candidates’ Organization (MINTCO).

Keiser, D.L. (2004, March). “Diversity Workshop,” District Professional Development Day, Montclair, NJ Public Schools.

Keiser, D.L. (2004, February). “Dynamic Diversity with Talented Teachers,” District Professional Development Day, Montclair, NJ Public Schools.

Keiser, D.L. & A. Adarkar (2004, January). “The Buddha in the Classroom: Inspiring Teaching and Learning through Compassion and Mindfulness,” Keynote, Agenda for Education in a Democracy Annual Advance, Montclair, NJ. 
Keiser, D.L. (2003, October). “Culturally Responsive Teaching: The Color of Fear.” Professional Development Workshop, Montclair Public Schools.

Keiser, D.L. (2003, October). “Creating a Teaching Portfolio,” Presentation to Student Multicultural Inclusive Teacher Candidates’ Organization (MINTCO).

Keiser, D.L. (2003, July). “Nurturing Ourselves: How Effective Educators Continually Renew and Improve their Teaching.” Leadership Associates Summer Workshop, Montclair State University.

Keiser, D.L. (2003, April). “Maintaining Culturally Responsive Schools: Reflections from the Field.” Symposium on Diversity, Kent Place School, Summit, NJ.

Keiser, D.L. (2003, Spring). “Creating Safe Spaces for Culturally Responsive Teaching.” Professional Development Minicourse, Montclair State University.

Keiser, D.L. (2002, Fall). “Mentoring for Culturally Responsive Teaching.” Professional Development Minicourse, Montclair State University.

Keiser, D.L. (2002, August). “Culturally Responsive Teaching.” Presentation to New District Faculty, Montclair Public Schools.

Keiser, D.L. (2002, July). “ Fear and Courage: Expanding the Parameters of Inclusion.” Leadership Associates Summer Workshop, Montclair State University.

Keiser, D.L. & Students (2002, June). “Inquiring Minds: Field Students Ask Critical Questions.” Summer Conference Workshop, Montclair State University Network for Educational Renewal.

Keiser, D.L. & J. Tutela (2002, June). “What Happened to the Street.” Public Research Presentation, Montclair, NJ Public Library.

Keiser, D.L. (2002, February). “Culturally Responsive Teaching.” Montclair High School, Faculty Presentation.

Keiser, D.L. (2002, February). “Creating a Teaching Portfolio.” Presentation to Student Multicultural Inclusive Teacher Candidates’ Organization (MINTCO).

Keiser, D.L. (2001, October). “Our Promising Practices.” Montclair High School, Professional Development Day.

Keiser, D.L. (2001, August). “Culturally Responsive Teaching.” Presentation to New District Faculty, Montclair Public Schools.

Keiser, D.L. (2001, August). “Introduction to Differentiated Instruction.” Professional Development Workshop, Parsippany, NJ Public Schools.

Keiser, D.L. & S. Kight (2001, July). “Introduction to Critical Pedagogy.” Leadership Associates Summer Workshop, Montclair State University.

Keiser, D.L. (2001, March). “ Fly Fishing in Montclair: A First Year Faculty Member Casts A Scholarship of Application.” Presentation to New Faculty, Montclair State University.

Keiser, D.L. (2000, December). “Creating Community in Classrooms and Schools.” Montclair High School, Faculty Presentation.

Keiser, D.L. (2000, November). “Bringing Multicultural Awareness into School Redesign.” Montclair High School, Faculty Presentation.

Refereed Presentations 

Keiser, D.L. (2012, April). “Killing Mosquitoes and Keeping Practice: Education as Sustaining Paradox,” American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada.

Keiser, D.L. (2012, April). “Blossoming Branches and Forgotten Roots: Towards a More Mindful Teacher Education,” American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada.

Keiser, D.L. (2011, April). “Taming Monkey Mind in Teacher Education: Contemplative Teaching as Public Good,” American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Keiser, D.L. (2011, February). “Sorting the Self: Skillfully Navigating Cultural Obstacles in School,” Annual Center for Urban Ethnography (CUE), Ethnography in Education Forum, Philadelphia, PA.

Keiser, D.L. (2011, January). “Mindful Teacher Education in the United States: Promising Practices and Enduring Challenges,” Teaching and Learning as Tools of Progress in Higher Education, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Keiser, D.L., S.Kos, J. Shackil, & D. Berkowitz (2010, February). “Dancing on the Head of a Pin: Mindful Teaching and Teacher Education,” Annual Center for Urban Ethnography (CUE), Ethnography in Education Forum, Philadelphia, PA.

Keiser, D.L. (2009, June). “Mindful Teaching: Towards a More Conscious Pedagogy,” Towards a Science of Consciousness 2009, Investigating Inner Experience: Brain, Mind, Technology, Hong Kong.

Keiser, D.L. & A. Adarkar (2009, May). “Mindful Teaching: Towards a More Conscious Pedagogy,” International Mind, Brain, and Education Society, Philadelphia, PA

Keiser, D.L. (2009, February). “Paying (for) Attention: Mindfulness in Teaching and Teacher Education,” Annual Center for Urban Ethnography (CUE), Ethnography in Education Forum, Philadelphia, PA.

Keiser, D.L., D.Forbes, N.Michelli, D.Shanley, & J.Whitcomb. (2008, February). “Being as Doing: Mindful Teacher Preparation and Contemplative Pedagogy,” American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Annual Meeting (AACTE), New Orleans, LA.

Keiser, D.L. (2007, March). “Mindful Teaching: The Nexus of Teacher Education and Mindfulness.” Annual International Scientific Conference Integrating Mindfulness-Based Interventions Into Medicine, Health Care, and Society, Wooster, MA. Keiser, D.L., M. Gregory, & M. Taylor (2007, February). “Minding Education and Mining Data: Perspectives on Thoughtful Teacher Preparation.” Center for Urban Ethnography, Ethnography in Education Conference (CUE), Philadelphia, PA. Keiser, D.L. & T. Jacobowitz (2007, February). “Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Are We Defining or Disposing of Professional Dispositions towards Social Justice?” American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Annual Meeting (AACTE), New York. Keiser, D.L. (2007, February). “Minding the Classroom: Spirituality and Justice in Teacher Education,” American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Annual Meeting (AACTE), New York. Keiser, D.L., & J. Fullam, (2006, March). “The Center for Social Justice at Montclair High School: The Small Learning Community, Student Voice, and Critical Pedagogy,” Ethnography in Education Conference (CUE), Philadelphia, PA.

Michelli, N. Keiser, D.L., & D. Shanley (2006, February). “Teaching for Social Justice: Confronting the Critics.” American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Annual Meeting (AACTE), San Diego, CA. Keiser, D.L., N. Michelli, P. Earley (2006, February). “Teacher Education for Diversity, Democracy, and Social Justice.” American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Annual Meeting (AACTE), San Diego, CA. 
Keiser, D.L., J. Fullam, A. Vecchione, & R. Whitney (2005, February). “SEEDing the Future: Teacher Education Students Tackle the Achievement Gap.” Center for Urban Ethnography, Ethnography in Education Conference (CUE), Philadelphia, PA.

Keiser, D.L., A. Adarkar, M.Dantley, V. Florez, & C. Wilson (2005, February). “Sustaining the Moral Dimensions of Teaching in Difficult Times.” American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Annual Meeting (AACTE), Washington, DC. Keiser, D.L., P. Earley, T. Lucas, & N.Michelli (2005, February). “Teacher Education for Democracy and Social Justice.” American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Annual Meeting (AACTE), Washington, DC. 
J. Cohen, J., D.L. Keiser, N. Michelli, & M. Schwartz (2005, February). “Educating Minds and Hearts: Social, Emotional, Ethical, and Academic Education in Colleges and Departments of Education.” American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Annual Meeting (AACTE), Washington, DC.
Keiser, D.L. (2004, April). “Theory and Practice in Teacher Education,” Division K (Chair). American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. Keiser, D.L. (2004, April). “The Buddha in the Classroom: Nurturing our Students during Uncertain Times,” (Presenter). American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.

Keiser, D. L., V. Dempsey, D. Jorgenson, D. Keenan, E. Mayers, & N. Michelli (2004, February). “Maintaining Momentum: School-Based Faculty Share Successful Publishing Strategies,” (Chair, Presenter). American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Annual Meeting (AACTE), Chicago, IL.

Rubin, B., E. Silva, Keiser, D.L. & A. DeJesus (2003, April). “Critical Voices in School Reform: Students Living through Change,” (Panelist). American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. Keiser, D.L. (2003, March). “You Can’t Step Twice in the Same PDS: The Importance of Teaching with a Moral Lens during Times of Uncertainty.” National Professional Development Schools (PDS) Conference, Orlando, FL. Keiser, D.L. (2003, March). “The Montclair PDS Partnership.” (Introduction of Dr. Jeanne Pryor, Keynote Speaker). National PDS Conference, Orlando, FL. Keiser, D.L. B. Rubin, E. Silva, & A. DeJesus (2003, March). “School Reform: Students Living through Change,” (Panelist). Center for Urban Ethnography, Ethnography in Education Conference (CUE), Philadelphia, PA. Keiser, D.L. & T. Jacobowitz (2003 January). “Service Learning at an Integrated High School: Addressing the Achievement Gap.” AACTE, New Orleans, LA. Keiser, D.L. & J. Robinson (2002, October). “Taking it Step by Step: Becoming Cross Cultural Allies within School University Partnerships.” National Association for Multicultural Education, Arlington, VA. 

Keiser, D.L., R. Goldstein, F. Greb, & M. Taylor (2002, March).“From Flies on the Wall to Eggs in the Batter: Four Ethnographic Perspectives on Professional Development Schools Partnerships,” (Chair, Presenter). CUE Conference, Philadelphia, PA. 

Keiser, D.L. (2002, March). “What do We Mean When We Say Teacher? Reorganizing the Personal through Collaborative Writing,” (Discussant). CUE Conference, Philadelphia, PA Keiser, D.L. (2002, February).“Performance Assessment and Technology.”(Discussant) AACTE, New York, NY. Keiser, D.L. & J. Zenger (2002, February). “Talking the Talk and Walking the Walk: Using the Power of Partnerships to Influence Educational Reform.” AACTE, New York, NY. J.M. Fernandez-Balboa, J.M. & Keiser, D.L. & (2002, February). “Self-Evaluation in Teacher Education.” AACTE, New York, NY. E. Kolba, E., S. Crowell & Keiser, D.L., (2001, November). “The Writer’s Room Program: Effective Support for Teaching to High Standards.” The Education Trust, Washington, DC. Keiser, D.L. (2001, October). “Service-Learning at Montclair High School: Addressing The Achievement Gap.” First Annual International Conference on Service- Learning Research, Berkeley, CA. 

Keiser, D.L (2001, June). “Sometimes Poetry is a Luxury: Ethnography, Poetry and Self- Exposure.” Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference in Education, Albany, NY. 

Keiser, D.L. (2001, March). “It Breaks Your Heart: Towards a Taxonomy of Students’ Social Issues.” CUE Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Invited Presentations

Keiser, D.L. (2010, October). “Breath Hunting: Nurturing Pedagogy and Democratic Practices with International Partners.” National Network for Educational Renewal (NNER) Annual Meeting, Normal, IL.

Keiser, D.L. (2009, October). “Mindful Teaching: Reflection and Renewal as Responsibility.” National Network for Educational Renewal (NNER) Annual Meeting, Bellevue, WA.

Keiser, D.L. (2007, October). “Mindful Stewardship: Leading, Learning, and Loving.” National Network for Educational Renewal (NNER) Annual Meeting, Charleston, WV.

Keiser, D.L., M. Dantley, A. Foster, & N. Michelli (2006, October). “Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Are We Defining or Disposing of Professional Dispositions towards Social Justice?” National Network for Educational Renewal Annual Meeting (NNER), Cincinnati, OH. Keiser, D.L. & M. Noyes (2006, October). “Teaching Science for Social Justice: A Preservice Teacher’s Perspective,” National Network for Educational Renewal Annual Meeting (NNER), Cincinnati, OH. Zenger, J., Keiser, D.L., P. Chaplin (2006, March). “Modeling Democratic Ideas in the Classroom.” NAPDS Conference, Orlando, FL. 

Keiser, D.L., N. Michelli, & D. Shanley (2005, October). “Teaching for Democracy and Social Justice: What Do We Do When the Press Attack?” National Network for Educational Renewal Annual Meeting (NNER), Myrtle Beach, SC.

Keiser, D.L., & A. Cutler (2004. October). “Operationalizing the Agenda when the Nation Is At War.” National Network for Educational Renewal Annual Meeting (NNER), St. Louis, MO. Keiser, D.L., J. Lubitz, J. Macaluso, & L. Wilson (2004, October). “Seeding our Future: Growing our Own Teachers within the Civics and Government Institute.” NNER, St. Louis, MO. Keiser, D.L., N. Michelli, & C. Wilson (2004, October). “Teacher Education for Democracy and Social Justice: A Symposium. NNER, St. Louis, MO.

Keiser, D.L. & J. Robinson (2005, October). “Minding the Classroom: Spirituality and Justice in Teacher Education.” National Network for Educational Renewal Annual Meeting (NNER), Myrtle Beach, SC. Keiser, D.L., F. Greb, M. Heard, M. Jennings, & K. Vitone (2005, March). “Spreading the Wealth: Utilizing PDS Resources to Serve More Students.” (Chair, Lead Presenter). National PDS Conference, Orlando, FL. 

Keiser, D.L., E. Gilbert, & J. Macaluso (2004, March). “Coping with a Guest that Won’t Leave: How One PDS Partnership Navigates No Child Left Behind,” (Chair, Lead Presenter). PDS National Conference, Orlando, FL. Keiser, D.L., F. Greb, D. Leialoha, S. Ritter, & J. Zenger (2004, March). “Remembering to Water our Plants: Successful Teacher Preparation through Growing Our Own Candidates,” (Chair, Presenter). National PDS Conference, Orlando, FL.

Keiser, D.L., & J. Zenger (2003, October). “Across the Mason-Dixon Line: Lessons Learned from Two Long Standing PDS Partnerships,” (Session Organizer, Presenter). NNER Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT. Keiser, D.L., & A. Adarkar (2003, October). “The Buddha in the Classroom: Nurturing our Students, Challenging Ourselves,” NNER, Salt Lake City, UT.

Keiser, D.L. & M. Kostin (2002, October). “Getting it All Done: Balancing Publishing with PDS Work.” NNER, Parsippany, NJ. 
Keiser, D.L. & J. Zenger (2002, October). “Renewal Efforts at Dreher (SC) High School. NNER, Parsippany, NJ. Keiser, D.L., M.P. Clark, & J. Aquavia (2002, October). “Project Based Assessment in a Small Learning Community,” (Discussant). NNER, Parsippany, NJ.

Keiser, D.L. & M. Whelan (2002, June). “Inquiry into Racial Achievement Gaps at Montclair High School.” NNER, Seattle, WA. Keiser, D.L. & R. Goldstein (2002, March).“Digging Deeper: Posing Questions about Professional Development Schools, Diversity, and Change.” PDS National Conference, Orlando, FL. 
Keiser, D.L., E. Gilbert, & M.Whelan (2001, October). “Applying the Moral Dimensions of Teaching to the Achievement Gap.” NNER Annual Meeting, Denver, CO. Keiser, D.L, & J. Zenger (2001, October). “Working with The Tensions between the Real and the Ideal: One Partnership’s Lifeworld.” NNER Annual Meeting, Denver, CO. 
Keiser, D.L. (2001, September). “Networking and Exchange Visits to Enhance PDS Partnerships.” National PDS Conference, Columbia, SC. 
Keiser, D.L., E. Gilbert, & M. Whelan (2001, June). “Applying the Moral Dimensions of Teaching to the Achievement Gap.” NNER, Seattle, WA. 
Keiser, D.L (2001, March).“Once They’re in the Door: Insuring a Successful Induction Year.” PDS National Conference, Myrtle Beach, SC. Zenger, J. & Keiser, D.L., & (2001, March). “Best Practices for Prof. Development Schools: The MSU/USC Collaboration.” National PDS Conference, Myrtle Beach, SC.

Presentations as a Graduate Student

Keiser, D.L. (1999, March). “Stokin' the Fire: Writing Empowerment in High School” CUE Conference, Philadelphia, PA. Keiser, D.L. (1998). Pacific Sociological Association, San Francisco, CA. “Fakin' the Funk: On the Limits of Gangsta Pedagogy” “Boys Will be Boys: On Perpetual Masculinism in Popular Sports” “Risks and Realities of the At-Risk Label: A Teacher's Conundrum” Keiser, D.L. (1998). UC Berkeley School of Education Spring Colloquium, “Creating Magic: Poetry in Public Schools” Keiser, D.L. (1998). UC Berkeley Education Society, UCB “Struggles and Success at an Alternative High School” “White Men and Affirmative Action” Keiser, D.L. (1997). Pacific Sociological Association, San Diego, CA “What's So Critical about Critical Pedagogy?” Keiser, D.L. (1996). International Sociologist Association Midterm Conference, UCLA “Battlin' Nihilism in an Urban HS: Pedagogy, Perseverance, and Hope” Keiser, D.L. (1996). University of California at Berkeley Education Society, UCB “Critical Pedagogy & Popular Culture: Bringing Rap into the Classroom” “White Men and Affirmative Action” “All That and a Bucket O' Chicken: Re-examining Urban Literacy” Keiser, D.L. (1995). Hawaii State Council for Exceptional Children, Honolulu, HI “The Nexus of Critical Pedagogy and Special Education”

Keiser, D.L. (1995). San Francisco State University Student CEC Conference, SFSU “The Nexus of Critical Pedagogy and Special Education”

 

Service

Professional, Public, and University Service

External Tenure Reviewer

University of Colorado, University of Wyoming, SUNY New Paltz

Journal Editorial Board Work

The Sophist’s Bane, The Journal of the Society of Professors of Education
HRD Journal, International Graduate Studies Human Resource Development Center, Burapha University, Chonburi, Thailand

Journal Reviewer 
The New Educator, Journal from City College of New York Journal of Critical Inquiry into Curriculum and Instruction Journal of Equity and Excellence in Education Journal of the National Association of Professional Development Schools
Education in Democracy: A Journal of the National Network for Educational Renewal
Teaching and Teacher Education
International Journal of Curriculum Inquiry
Making Connections
Journal of Language and Culture

Textbook Consultant 
Key Curriculum Press, Alameda, CA, Discovering Geometry, 2003.
Thomson, Belmont, CA, From Crayons to Cyberspace, 2007.
McGraw-Hill, NYC, Introduction to Teaching in and for Democracy, 2007.

Board Service

Mindful Schools, Oakland, CA
Member, Research Advisory Board

Montclair State University Service 
Member, Search Committee, Research Academy for University Learning, (2010-2011)
Advisory Group on Campus Violence, (2009- Present)
Research Academy for University Learning, Mentor and Board Member (2008-Present)
Real Men of Montclair 2010, Center for Nonviolence and Peace Initiatives
Teacher Education Policy Committee (2004-2010) Steering Committee, Women’s Studies Program (2005-2008; 2010-Present) Coordinator, Agenda for Education in a Democracy (2004-2010)
President’s Commission on Affirmative Action and Diversity (2004-Present)
Graduate Council, Elected Member (2004-2008)
Senate, Elected Member (2003-2006) University Distinguished Teacher Committee (2005-2006)
Undergraduate Admissions in Teacher Education Committee (2000-Present) Multicultural Awareness Requirement Committee (2000-Present) Liaison to the Montclair Professional Development School (2000-2005) Chair, University Honorary Degree Committee (2003-2004)
Search Committee for Executive Director, Center of Pedagogy (2003-2004) Montclair State University (2001-2002) Service Learning Fellow Leadership Associate, Agenda for Education in a Democracy (2000-2001), Cohort VII 
College and Departmental Service 
Interim Chairperson, Department of Curriculum and Teaching, (2008-2009)
Chair of Three Successful Departmental Search Committees (2005-2010) 
Past Chair, MSU Professional Development Schools Executive Board (2003-2004) Chair, Montclair High School PDS Site Council (2000-2005) College Search Committee for Associate Dean of Education (2001-2002, 2005-2006) College Task Force for Redesign of Professional Sequence (2001-Present) 
Community 
New Jersey Collaborative Work Group on Abbott District Middle and High Schools Advisory Board, Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence Montclair Civil Rights Commission, Conversations on Race (Montclair High School) Writer’s Room Coach Advisory Board, Montclair Design for the 21st Century 
Professional and Field Consulting 
Educators for Social Responsibility Montclair Public Schools University of South Carolina, Teacher Quality Project Knollwood Elementary School, Lake Hiawatha, NJ Kent Place School, Summit, NJ George Scott Middle School, Hillsdale, NJ
Institute for Educational Inquiry, Seattle, WA
Academy for Educational Development
Catapult Learning

Selected Teaching and Related Experience

Garrison Institute (Summers 2008-2011) CARE for Teachers, Garrison, NY
Trained and interned as leader and facilitator for Compassion, Awareness, and Responsiveness in Education, an emotional regulation program for teachers.

Mind and Life Institute (2010) Summer Research Institute, Garrison, NY
Selected as Senior Investigator for Program on Education, Developmental Neuroscience, and Contemplative Practices

Naropa University (2008, March) Visiting Scholar, Boulder CO
Fieldwork, interviews, class attendance and data collection.

Center for Contemplative Mind (2006 & 2007) Summer Sessions, Northampton, MA Selected for faculty workshop for contemplative curriculum development.

Montclair State University (2000-Present) Education Mentor Supervision of student teachers in secondary education content areas. University of San Francisco (1999-2000) University Supervisor
Supervised teachers in graduate programs leading to credentials in Learning Handicapped Education.

Link Youth Alliance, San Francisco, CA (1998) Co-directed pilot camp for rites-of-passage program for urban adolescents. Responsible for curriculum, implementation, and supervision of teenagers. 
Emiliano Zapata Street Academy High School, Oakland, California (1995-1998) Taught Multicultural Literature, Writing, and led a Young Men's Group. Glide Memorial Church, San Francisco, CA (1996-1997) Led UC Berkeley Poetry for the People poetry workshops.

Family Mosaic Project, San Francisco, CA (1994-1995) Tutored and mentored students in special education classrooms. Networked with education and social service professionals, and behavioral consultants.

San Francisco State University, CA (1994-1996) University Supervisor
Supervised teachers in graduate programs for certification in
Serious Emotional Disturbance, and Learning Handicapped Education. 
Children's Learning Center, Alameda, CA (1990-1994) Head Teacher
Trained, supervised assistants in special education classroom. 
Camp Ramapo Anchorage, Rhinebeck, NY (1987-1990) Counselor, Supervisor Supervised 20 counselors, directed waterfront activities for 175 campers with social, behavioral disorders in rustic setting.
Bay Area Youth Centers, Hayward, CA (1990)
Managed group homes for wards of Alameda County; responsible for house budgeting, client appointments, and implementation of rules. 
Esperanza: Shelter for Battered Families, Santa Fe, NM (1989)
Counseled women and children survivors of domestic violence in outreach office and shelter; provided court-mandated counseling to batterers.

Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Hospital School, Ann Arbor, MI (1988-1989)
Taught and substituted in outpatient school for challenged students.
SAFEHOUSE, Inc., Ypsilanti, MI (1989)
Counseled child survivors of domestic violence in shelter setting. Provided parent support and non-violent behavior management training.

Pittsfield Junior High School, Ypsilanti, MI (1989) Tutored students in a self-contained, special education classroom. 

Professional Association Memberships

  • Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education
  • American Education Research Association 
  • Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development 
  • Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Educators Network 
  • National Association of Multicultural Education 
  • Society of Professors of Education

Reviewer for the following professional journals

  • Journal of the National Association of Professional Development Schools
  • The New Educator, Journal of Equity and Excellence in Education

 

Awards

Awards and Recognition

Agenda for Education in a Democracy, National Scholar, 2007-Present
Kappa Alpha Pi Honor Society, 2005 MSU Service-Learning Outstanding Faculty Award, 2005 Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, 2004 Doctoral Faculty, Montclair State University, 2003- Present
Graduate Student Award, San Francisco State University, 1994
Distinguished Student Award, San Francisco State University, 1993-1994
Appreciation Award, Domestic Violence Project, SAFEHouse, MI, 1989

 

Projects

Scholarly Interests and Specialties

  • Concerns, examples, and dispositions of social justice in teaching and teacher education
  • Faculty Development
  • School-University Partnerships
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching
  • Mindfulness in Teaching and Teacher Education

I am interested in the ways in which the purposes of public education intersection with notions of democracy and social justice, how school/university partnerships work to provide the ethical and effective teachers to public schools, and how the nexus of mindfulness and teacher education can help navigate unchartered waters of the current high-stakes testing climate. As the coordinator of the Agenda for Education in a Democracy, I try to include many teachers and university faculty members in ongoing professional development for school renewal and change.