|A native of Virginia, Professor Keery has been teaching in her field for more than 20 years. Prior to academia, she worked as a news and features editor for the magazine Networking Management, and for its parent company PennWell Publishing, as a freelance editor, writer, and consultant, specializing in technical and business writing. She has also travelled to England, Scotland, and Wales where she studied at Oxford University, the University of Edinburgh, and the University of Sussex.|
Professor Keery designs and teaches portfolio based composition courses for a diverse and international student body. Her primary course load includes: Introduction to Language, College Writing, Freshman English I and II, and Advanced Writing. She has also taught electives in the department of Literature and Cultural Studies, including American Lit I and II, Images of Women in Literature, and Film and Lit.
In addition to her teaching, she currently serves as the Chair of the English Department and as faculty liaison to several statewide initiatives, including The Vision Project and the New England Assessment Network. She has presented at the local, state, national, and international level on student success in developmental education, outcomes-based assessment, the design and implementation of accelerated learning models, and on the use of common reading programs as an effective, co-curricular, integrated learning practice.
Experienced at both the two- and four-year level, Professor Keery has also taught at Virginia Tech, University of New Hampshire, Middlesex Community College, and Cambridge College. In 2010, she was awarded the NISOD Excellence in Teaching Award by the Community College Leadership Program at the University of Texas at Austin.
She lives on the North Shore with her husband and family.