As an associate professor of chemistry at MU since 1995, Steven Keller has proven his dedication to his students both inside and outside the classroom.
Keller teaches large lecture classes and small graduate courses. His students and colleagues say his passion for chemistry is apparent and infectious in all classroom settings. One student noted: “The intense enthusiasm of Professor Keller coupled with his superior knowledge of chemistry leads to lectures that leave everyone in the room wanting more.”
Keller’s involvement with students extends beyond the classroom. He serves as an advisor to the Wakonse Residence, a living and learning community in Hatch Hall. In addition, he is a faculty advisor for Zou Crew and Tiger’s Lair, the student cheering sections at MU basketball and football games.
Keller received his doctoral degree at the University of California-Berkeley and his bachelor’s degree at Pacific Lutheran University. He has received numerous teaching awards including the Most Inspiring Professor Award, Excellence in Education Award and honorary induction into the Mortar Board Society.