Dr. David Keller

Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies
Dean, School of Humanities

D. Min., Harding University Graduate School of Religion
M.Th., Harding University Graduate School of Religion
M.A., Villanova University
B.A., Lehigh University

School: School of Humanities
Office: Alumni Music Center 205
Phone: (248) 218.2150
Email: dkeller@rc.edu



  • COM 1013 Communication Basics
  • PHI 2013 Introduction to Philosophy
  • ENG 1113 College Composition A
  • ENG 1123 College Composition B
  • ENG 4130 Shakespeare
  • ENG 4743 Studies in Genre: Drama
  • GRE 1124 Elementary Greek I
  • GRE 1224 Elementary Greek II
  • REL 2013 Spiritual Formation
  • MIN 2513 Theology of Ministry
  • MIN 3323 Introduction to Preaching



  • Faculty Member of the Year (2011), Rochester College
  • Christian Service Award (2004), Ohio Valley University
  • D. Min. Academic Award (2002), Harding Graduate School of Religion
  • Professor of the Year Award (1996), Ohio Valley University
  • Outstanding Service Award (1989), Northeastern Christian Junior College
  • Member Phi Kappa Phi (1987), National Honor Society, Villanova University Chapter
  • M.Th. Academic Award (1974), Harding Graduate School of Religion



  • Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies (January 2006–present), Rochester College
  • Professor of Bible and Humanities and Director of Theater (June 2002–December 2005), Ohio Valley University
  • Associate Professor of Communications and Director of Theater (June 1992–May 2002), Ohio Valley University
  • International Studies Instructor in London and Florence (May 2000, May 2001, and Summer 2002), Ohio Valley University
  • Vice President for Academic Services (September 1989–May 1992), Northeastern Christian Junior College
  • Instructor (September 1974—April 1981), Northeastern Christian Junior College.  Promoted to Assistant Professor in May 1982.  Promoted to Associate Professor in September 1989.



Preferring to focus on the future rather than the past, I cite the following as personal goals:

  • Celebrate a fiftieth wedding anniversary with the College’s current Director of Library Services, Allison Keller
  • Attend the weddings of Morgan, Logan, and Owen Scott
  • Shoot my age in golf, preferably below 80.
  • Teach five years longer than one half of Ray Crist’s career at Messiah College (80 years)
  • See Antigone or Oedipus Rex performed in the Hellenistic theatre at Epidaurus
  • Watch the Pittsburgh Pirates in a playoff game against the Chicago Cubs
  • Write and direct a play recounting Clarence Darrow’s defense of Ossian Sweet in the 1925 murder trial in Detroit



  • Christian Scholars Conference, Lipscomb University, 2012; convened two panels—“Restorative Justice, Forgiveness, and Reconciliation” and “Reconciliation in the Aftermath of the Vietnam War”
  • Pepperdine University Lectures, 2008; presented a paper on “Congregational Spiritual Formation”
  • Christian Scholars Conference, Rochester College, 2007; presented a paper on “Stanley Fish, the Reading Process, and Sermon Preparation”
  • Plays directed at Rochester College: “A Man in a Case,” “Riverview, Tape 23,” You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Quilters, God’s Favorite, “The Meeting,” The Belle of Amherst, Candida