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Director of Training & Knowledge Management (Urban Parks) + Educational Researcher + Professor = Actor-Network Theory + Liminality + Connected Learning

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Director of Training and Knowledge Management Delivering Results Aligned with Mission & Vision.

A Brief Bio

Jeffrey M. Keefer, Ph.D., is the Director of Training and Knowledge Management in New York City for The Trust for Public Land, a national nonprofit organization that creates parks and protects land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come. He is passionate about research and practice in social and networked learning, doctoral education and researcher development, threshold concepts in higher education, liminality in learning experiences, and actor-network theory. He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at New York University in the Management and Systems / Human Resource Management & Development graduate programs and an Adjunct Professor at Pace University on the Doctor of Nursing Practice faculty. Jeffrey holds a Ph.D. in Educational Research (E-Research and Technology Enhanced Learning), graduate degrees in Adult and Organizational Learning (M.Ed.), Business Education (M.A.), English and American Literature (M.A.), and Religious Studies (M.A.), and a B.A. in Philosophy.

Professional Bio

Jeffrey M. Keefer, Ph.D., is the Director of Training and Knowledge Management at The Trust for Public Land, where he oversees the selection, creation, execution, and assessment of learning and knowledge sharing across the Parks for People urban park practice. He has over 20 years’ experience working in learning and knowledge management in nonprofit and higher / secondary education sectors. Previously, he led training, quality, and research projects and initiatives at the largest nonprofit home and community health care agency in the United States, where he managed national and foundational grants that promoted internal and external educational opportunities.

Ever a lover of teaching in higher education, Jeffrey has taught as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at New York University for over 10 years, with appointments in the Management and Systems and Human Resource Management + Development graduate programs at the School of Professional Studies, where he regularly teaches Research Process and Methodology. Jeffrey also a teaches a core program doctoral course in Teaching and Learning within Pace University’s Lienhard School of Nursing’s Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program, where he is an Adjunct Professor.

Jeffrey holds a Ph.D. in Educational Research (E-Research and Technology Enhanced Learning, Lancaster University) and graduate degrees in Adult and Organizational Learning (M.Ed., Columbia University), Business Education (M.A., New York University), English and American Literature (M.A., Hunter College), and Religious Studies (M.A., Institute of Religious Studies). All of his teaching and learning stem from a love of asking questions and seeking answers that originated in his B.A. in Philosophy. He presents at academic and professional conferences around the world in the areas of doctoral education and researcher development, threshold concepts, liminality in learning experiences, social media implications of networked learning, and actor-network theory. Jeffrey is the founder and community lead for the Facebook Networked Learning ConferenceActor-Network Theory, and the Threshold Concepts groups.