H. Ray Keith brings 25 years of professional experience in higher education, K–12, and nonprofit community-based organizations. At the core of his work is diversity, equity, and inclusion, while improving educational outcomes for students of color through practices that validate and affirm their cultures, identities, and lived experiences. His expertise includes leading institutional transformation, strategic planning, and advancing student success. As the associate dean of instructional intervention and support at the Community College of Aurora, his department provided professional development and learning through a multi-pronged approached that was grounded in evidence/research-based and culturally responsive teaching and learning. Ray led the development of the college’s Center for Teaching and Learning in addition to establishing institutional initiatives and programs designed to eliminate equity gaps for the diverse student body at the college. Prior to joining higher education, he worked in K–12 as a high school administrator and college counselor.
As an educational consultant Ray provides comprehensive instructional professional development and learning services to higher education and secondary educational institutions. Ray has established a Community of Practice framework, Equity Teaching Academies, a Department Chair Equity Academy, and an Equity by Design Leadership Academy at colleges in Colorado, Tennessee, and Minnesota.
M.A. (Higher Education) | University of Denver
B.A. (Criminal Justice) | Oklahoma City University
Associate Dean of Instructional Intervention and Support | Community College of Aurora
Director, Instructional Intervention and Support | Community College of Aurora
CEO/Founder | E&A Consulting
Assistant Principal of Student Affairs | Colorado High School Charter
College Counselor | Colorado High School Charter
CEO/Founder | E&A Programs
Founding Partner| J’NED Partnership