Keith Shaw

Director of Transfer, Veteran, and Non-Traditional Student Programs

Keith works on Princeton's relatively new transfer program, drafting policy and building programming for our small cohort of transfers, student veterans, and non-traditional students.

Keith also has the opportunity to teach our transfer students in their 200-level Writing Seminar.

Pronouns:  He/Him/His

Hometown: Barnegat, NJ

What experiential opportunity from high school or college that helped shape your career interests? My junior year of college, Professor McWilliams recruited me to be an undergraduate teaching assistant for his politics class. I was hooked; it was instant career conversion.

What is your favorite way to start the day? Some combination of a run, too much coffee, or watching the NBA game I DVRed last night and complaining about the frequency of stupid threes.

I am energized by: Teaching. I'm an introvert, but I love the intellectual engagement and performance adrenaline rush that comes from teaching a good class or workshop. Of course I'm completely useless afterward because I've spent all my talking energy. (This is why I teach in the afternoons.)

If I weren't doing this job, I'd be: Either Captain of the USS Enterprise, or starting point guard for the 76ers.

What is your favorite binge-worthy TV show? At the moment: BoJack Horseman. How did no one make me watch this before? I'm disappointed in all of you.