Teaching Professor and Undergraduate Advising Coordinator
Chair, Department of Sociology, Gerontology & Gender (SGG)
Education: B.A. Kalamazoo College, 1974 (Sociology)
M.A. Washington University, 1977 (Sociology)
Biography: 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.
- Robert Keel, “Building a Blended Class: Face-to-Face, Online, Anytime,” presentation at the USDLA National Conference, May 3, 2011, St. Louis, MO.
- 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.
- MyGateway Faculty and Student Survey Analyses, UM-St. Louis, 2001-2010.
- 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)
- 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)
- Keel, Robert O., "Ethnomethodological Perspective (on Crime and Deviance)",Encyclopedia of Criminology and Deviance, edited by Clifton Bryant, Taylor and Francis, 1999.