About Jeffrey M. Keefer, Ph.D.

Educational Consultant & Transformational Strategist

Who is Jeffrey Keefer?

Jeffrey Keefer, PhD, is an Educational Consultant & Transformational Strategist. He seeks to empower individuals and organizations to walk on their journey with Knowledge, Strategy, and EcoSpirituality for a Sustainable Future.

Learning and development is always needed, and it is through personalized strategic efforts and a passion for sustainability and spiritual stewardship of the Earth that we make our home and find our true calling. 

While serving as an educational consultant, Jeffrey has worked as an  institutional researcher & accreditation officer in higher education, professor of research methodology, nonprofit capacity building & strategic planning consultant, educational coach, spiritual life advisor (chaplain) at New York University, spiritual director, and Wikipedian within mission-aligned nonprofit, public service, and higher education organizational contexts. He has written and managed national and foundational grants that promote internal and external educational opportunities, all oriented toward establishing an organizational vision for expanding staff capacity to deliver goals and objectives within rapidly changing contexts and competitive landscapes.

He holds a Ph.D. in Educational Research (E-Research and Technology Enhanced Learning, Lancaster University, U.K.); 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); and a an undergraduate degree in Philosophy (B.A., St. John’s University).

When not supporting individual and organizational growth or teaching  graduate research courses, Jeffrey volunteers in various capacities with Cherry Hill Seminary, Ár nDraíocht Féin (ADF): A Druid Fellowship, New York University’s Office of Global Spiritual Life, and the Wikimedia Foundation. He also writes poetry, engages in ongoing research within open education and liminality in learning experiences, reads across fantasy and science fiction & post-structuralism and actor-network theory, and enjoys walking along the French route of the Camino de Santiago de Compostela.