Dr. Keeney is program director of the PhD in Educational Studies, Adult Leadership and Development Specialization.
Professional Title: Associate Professor
Areas of Academic Focus and Expertise: cognitive studies; lifespan development; research methods in the social sciences; ecopsychology; holistic psychology
Area of Work and Concentration at Lesley: Ph.D. program; psychology and affiliated therapies;
Representative List of Recent Courses Taught: Courses in research methods, ethics, cognitive psychology, holistic psychology, lifespan development.
Education: BA, University of California at Berkeley; PhD, University of Minnesota
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Dr. Keeney has a joint appointment: Graduate School of Education, Ph.D. Program in Educational Studies, Adult Learning and Development Specialization; and Lesley College Division of Psychology and Affiliated Therapies. His BA is in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley, and his Ph.D. is in Psychology and Human Development from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. He is the recipient of a Fulbright-NATO Post-doctoral fellowship, University of Edinburgh, Scotland.He has served as faculty at the University of California, Riverside; Antioch University campuses in San Francisco, CA, Monterey, CA, and Santa Barbara, CA; Goddard College; and Lesley UniversityHis academic administration positions have been as associate dean, University of California, Riverside; academic dean, Antioch University West; academic dean, Goddard College; dean of the Adult Baccalaureate College, Lesley University; and dean of the Art Institute of Boston, Lesley University.Dr. Keeney is interested in how, when, and why people form, alter, and transform their frames and beliefs about themselves, others, and the world. He utilizes the perspectives of psychology, human development, education, philosophy, somatics, visual arts, and esoteric studies in this investigation of cognition, meta-cognition, learning and development. As an integral aspect of this investigation, he is interested in “how we know," understood in its broadest possible meaning to include intuition, hunches and implicit knowledge, as well as the more recognized scientific methods. He believes that all these methods can be pursued with rigor and integrity and interpersonal and interspecies respect and responsibility.
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