Welcome

Thomas E. Keefe
Asst. Professor of Humanities


I teach primarily World Thought I, World Thought II, Intro to World Religions, and Intro to Politics. My research interests include the study of genocide, identity construction, and issues of justice.


EDUCATION
2010- Grand Canyon University Phoenix, AZ
Ed.D., Leadership and Organizational Dynamics
▪ Research in educational leadership
▪ Dissertation: Rhode Island Secondary School Graduates’ Perceptions of Catholic Educational Mission (2017)

2006–2007 Norwich University Northfield, VT
M.A., Diplomatic History (International Relations)
▪ Research in genocide, sanctions, and war crimes adjudication
▪ Thesis Presentation: The Effectiveness of International Sanctions (2007)

1991–1995 Saint Joseph’s University Philadelphia, PA
B.A., History
▪ Independent study on U.S. Government Policy Toward Native Americans
▪ Minors: Comparative Theology and Political Science


PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Presenter, “The Stages of Genocide & the Native American Experience,” -March 28,
    2018, Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Presenter, “Identity Construction and the Origins of Discrimination,” -March 9, 2018, Balfour Senior Living, Denver, Colorado.
  • Presenter, “Identity Construction and Genocide Education,” -February 25,
    2017, Truckee Meadows Community College, Reno, Nevada.
  • Jefferson County Historical Commission – (2015-2017)
  • Co-Chair, NEASC accreditation – The Prout School (2013-14)
  • Visiting Committee Member – Hendricken NEASC Accreditation (2012)
  • Mayoral appointee, Warwick Diversity Committee – Warwick, RI (2012-14)
  • Participant, “Catholic Identity in a Global World” – February 2011 (A presentation by Brandeis University Chaplaincy and Facing History Ourselves)
  • Director, LaSalle Social Justice Institute (LSJI) – San Francisco 2010
    (Homelessness and Human Dignity)
  • Vice-Chair, Regional Mission Formation Board – Christian Brothers Conference – 2009/2010
  • Director, LaSalle Social Justice Institute (LSJI) – San Francisco 2008
    (Homelessness and Human Dignity)
  • Asst. Director, LaSalle Social Justice Institute (LSJI) – El Paso 2008
    (Migration, Border Economic, and Human Dignity)
  • LSJI Representative, Regional Mission Formation Board – Christian Brothers Conference – 2007 to 2010
  • Facilitator, Asst. Director, LSJI – San Francisco 2007 (Homelessness and Human Dignity)
  • Member of Planning Committee, LSJI – San Francisco 2006
  • Asst. Coach, LaSalle Swim Team, 2005-2007
  • Member of Planning Committee, LSJI – San Francisco 2006 Participant at LSJI – Chicago 2005 (Urban Violence, Inner City Peace-Making, and Human Dignity)
  • LaSalle Academy Faculty-Board of Regents Liaison Committee 2002-2006

NOTABLE PRESENTATIONS

  • Presenter, “The Stages of Genocide & the Native American Experience,” -March 28,
    2018, Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Presenter, “Identity Construction and the Origins of Discrimination,” -March 9, 2018, Balfour Senior Living, Denver, Colorado.
  • Presenter, “Identity Construction and Genocide Education” – Truckee Meadows Community College (Reno, NV) – February 25, 2017
  • The American Genocide – Lakewood United Church of Christ (CO) – 2015
  • The Resignation of Benedict XVI and Papal Elections – Msgr. Clarke School (Wakefield, RI) – 2013
  • The Sacrament of Confirmation – St. Kevin’s Parish (Warwick, RI) – 2010/2011
  • The History of The Church – St. Elizabeth’s Parish (Bristol, RI) – 2009
  • Human Dignity: The Global Perspective – The Prout School (Wakefield, RI) – 2008
  • Sacred Space – St. Kevin’s Parish (Warwick, RI) – 2008
  • Human Dignity: The Global Perspective – The Prout School (Wakefield, RI) – 2008
  • An Overview of Genocide in the 20th Century – URI Student Center (Kingston, RI) – 2007
  • What it Means to be Catholic &  Married – St. Elizabeth’s Parish (Bristol, RI) – 2007
  • The Sacrament of Reconciliation – St. Kevin’s Parish (Warwick, RI) – 2007
  • Child Soldiers of Uganda – The Prout School (Wakefield, RI) – 2007
  • John Paull II and Papal Elections – LaSalle Academy (Providence, RI) – 2005
  • September 11, 2001: Why it happened and What it means LaSalle Academy (Providence, RI) – 2001

AWARDS/RECOGNITIONS RECEIVED

  • ETS Praxis Recognition of Excellence -2014
  • Albright College Teacher Recognition – 2010
  • Sacred Heart University Teacher Recognition – 2004
  • LBJ Congressional Internship Award for Congressman Jack Reed – 1994
  • Saint Joseph’s University Community Service Award – 1992
  • Advanced Placement Scholar – 1991