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Professor Robert Keel

Teaching Professor and Undergraduate Advising Coordinator

Chair, Department of Sociology, Gerontology & Gender (SGG)

Office: 712 SSB Towerrobert keel

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B.A. Kalamazoo College, 1974 (Sociology)
M.A.  Washington University, 1977 (Sociology)

Mr. Keel has been teaching sociology for the past 40 years at a variety of colleges and universities, both here in the United States and in Germany. He has been part of the UMSL faculty since 1989. His primary areas of interest include; Sociological Theory, Deviance and Crime (with a special interest in drug use), the Social Construction of Technology, as well as a very special interest in introducing people to Sociology. He has an ongoing interest in studying the relationships between technology and human interaction.

Published Works

  1. Robert Keel, “Building a Blended Class: Face-to-Face, Online, Anytime,” presentation at the USDLA National Conference, May 3, 2011, St. Louis, MO. 

  2. Robert Keel. Review of: Baudelot, Christian and Roger Establet. 2008. Suicide: The Hidden Side of Modernity. Polity Press. In, The British Journal of Sociology, June 2010, volume 61, issue 2, pages 382-383.

  3. MyGateway Faculty and Student Survey Analyses, UMSL, 2001-2010.

  4. Larry R. Irons, Robert Keel, Cheryl L. Bielema, "Blended Learning and Learner Satisfaction: Keys to User Acceptance?," USDLA Journal, vol.16, no. 12, December 2002. (local copy)

  5. Irons, Larry R., Jung, Donald J., and Keel, Robert O., "Interactivity in Distance Education: The Digital Divide and Student Satisfaction," Eductional Technology and Society, 5(3) 2002. (local copy)

  6. Keel, Robert O., "Ethnomethodological Perspective (on Crime and Deviance)",Encyclopedia of Criminology and Deviance, edited by Clifton Bryant, Taylor and Francis, 1999.