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Alphonse Keasley, Ph.D.

Alphonse Keasley, Ph.D.

Capstone Lecturer

Alphonse Keasley, Ph.D. has had the great fortune of an interesting and varied career with the University of Colorado, Boulder, working alongside some of the campus's most talented faculty, students, and administrators. He presently serves as the director of the Minority Arts and Sciences Program (MASP). Dr. Keasley loves teaching in a research university setting, having contributed to such campus programs as Honors, the Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program (for which he wrote the original grant proposal that brought this unique program to the Boulder campus), the Leadership Certificate Program, and his beloved MASP.

The University of Colorado Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences provided the first destination for Dr. Keasley upon entering as a doctoral student. After a brief stint in private practice, he returned to the university in 1986 where he functioned in several administrative and academic positions. Dr. Keasley became the second director of MASP in 1996. He has since held various leadership responsibilities in CU's Leadership, Excellence, Achievement and Diversity Alliance Management Team (CU LEAD Alliance), the Enhancement for Undergraduate Education, the Honors Program Advisory Committee, and the Boulder Faculty Assembly.

Dr. Keasley has also contributed to several citizen-initiated activities and leadership positions. He served on the stakeholders committee for the Boulder County Healthy Community Initiative and is an active board nmember of the Boulder Valley School District's Impact on Education, the Integrative Health Initiative, the Shakespeare Oratorio Society, and the Boulder County Arts Alliance. Dr. Keasley is also a regular company member with the Denver Center Theatre Company and can be heard over PBS (Public Broadcast Stations) as voice-over talent.

Dr. Keasley received the State of Colorado's Governor's award for top manager in 1995 and several best teacher awards. He treasures three recognitions for his contributions to the community: the Alumni Association's George Norlin Award, highest award to Boulder-based university faculty and staff; the Thomas Jefferson Award; and the Equity and Excellence Award for Leadership.

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