Keith Shaw

Director of Transfer and Outreach

Keith took the lead on launching Princeton’s transfer and veteran programs in 2017-18, developing policy and support infrastructure, providing academic advising and in-class instruction, and working with campus partners to ensure nontraditional students would thrive at Princeton. Dr. Shaw is now overseeing expansion efforts in response to the University’s decision to substantially increase transfer enrollment, and won a 2022 Transfer Champion-Rising Star Award from the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students. Additionally, he is working to launch a new pilot program – the Transfer Scholars Initiative – that invites New Jersey community college students to Princeton for a summer academic program that prepares them for transfer to highly selective four-year institutions. 

Dr. Shaw works closely with the Warrior-Scholar Project, serving on its academic advisory and leading its humanities and academic writing sequence for student veterans at Princeton each summer. He received his B.A. from Rutgers and his Ph.D. in political science from Stanford, and previously served as an associate director in the Princeton Writing Program. He is co-editor, with Amanda Irwin Wilkins, of The Pocket Instructor: Writing, forthcoming from Princeton University Press in 2024.