Applications in Entrepreneurship
Mr. Chad Keister
Chad Keister is a Pennsylvania native, but Tar Heel at heart. As a four-year member of the humanities faculty, he has taught a variety of residential courses including AP Economics, Contemporary Challenges in Economics, International Relations, Introduction to Entrepreneurship, and Applications in Entrepreneurship. As a member of DEEP, Chad has taught International Relations, Western Political Thought, and AP Economics in the online program. Chad is passionate about teaching, collaborating with colleagues, and working with students on projects related to creativity and innovation. He has developed the Mini-Term course Walden Redux or How I Learned to Love Life More, Screen-Less—an adventure into the woods sans screens (or any technology for that matter). Before NCSSM, Chad was a faculty member of what some consider a friendly rival, Enloe Magnet High School. While at Enloe, he served as department chair and taught IB Theory of Knowledge, AP Economics, AP US Government and Politics, and various other social science courses. Prior to teaching, Chad was a social worker in Pittsburgh helping people transition from welfare to work. He earned degrees from the University of Pittsburgh (BA) and Duquesne University (MS). Chad is a serious Pittsburgh Steelers fan.