Patrick Keegan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Education

Patrick Keegan


Patrick Keegan is an assistant professor in the School of Education and Counseling. He teaches courses in elementary social studies methods and multicultural education.

Research Overview

Keegan’s research focuses on youth civic engagement with racially, ethnically and linguistically diverse students, elementary social studies teacher preparation and theories of emotion and political participation. His publications appear in International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, Theory and Research in Social Education, The High School Journal and The Urban Review.

In my free time, I enjoy cross country skiing, running, hiking mountains, and spending time outdoors.

Select Publications

  • Keegan, P. (in press). Migrant Youths’ Creation of Visual Counternarratives to Expand the Boundaries of Civic Belonging. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education. DOI: 10.1080/09518398.2021.1956619 Keegan, P. (2021).
  • Critical Affective Civic Literacy: A Framework for Attending to Political Emotion in the Social Studies Classroom. The Journal of Social Studies Research, 45(1), 15-24. Keegan, P. (2019).
  • Migrant youth from West African countries enacting affective citizenship. Theory and Research in Social Education, 47(3), 347-373. DOI: 10.1080/00933104.2019.1611514 Keegan, P. (2017).
  • Belonging, place, and identity: The role of social trust in developing the civic capacities of transnational Dominican youth. The High School Journal, 100(3), 203-222.

Previous Roles

Prior to coming to Purdue Northwest, Keegan was a visiting assistant professor at New York University where he directed a teacher residency program in the City School District of Albany, New York.

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CHESS Faculty Spotlight

As a social studies teacher, Professor Keegan wanted to learn from the experiences of immigrant students and find ways for schools to do a better job of preparing all youth for a society that is becoming more globally-interconnected.

Meet Professor Keegan

Patrick Keegan


(219) 785-5473

Office Location:

Hammond CLO 303


  • Ph.D. – Social Studies Education, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Ed.M. – Harvard University
  • M.Ed. – Antioch New England University
  • B.A. – Wesleyan University

Areas of Expertise

  • Culturally Relevant Citizenship Education
  • Elementary Social Studies Education
  • Emotion and Civic Education

Curriculum Vitae