Keeler, Kathleen Reece (1922-2013)

Keeler, Kathleen Reece (1922-2013)

Date Updated



Special Education

Academic Rank


Year Retired from SJSU


Educational Background

Colorado State University, 1963 Ed.D.

San Francisco State University, 1961 BA, MA

William Penn College, 1944 Elem. Teaching Cred.

Teaching Experience

San Jose State University, 1965-1983

San Fernando Valley State University, 1964-1965

Moorhead State College, MN, 1963-1964

San Francisco, CA, 1956-1960

Audubon, Iowa, 1945-1946

New Sharon, Iowa, 1944-1945

Administrative and Professional Experience

Marine Corps Women's Reserve, 1944‑46.

Vocal Student and Soloist, San Francisco, 1946‑1951.

Selected Publications

Doctoral Dissertation: Post‑School Adjustment of Educable Mentally Retarded Youth Educated in San Francisco, 1963.

Numerous video tapes developed in conjunction with local school districts and Audio Visual Department, SJSU. These were utilized in school districts in U.S. and Canada.

Personal Commentary

I consider myself to have been very privileged to have taught at San Jose State University. I miss the interaction with my colleagues and the talented, dedicated students. However, since my retirement, I have had opportunity to pursue many interests including traveling. Favorite sites have been the Galapagos Islands, Greece and Greek Islands, So. America, India (including Kashmir and Nepal), and a safari to Kenya and Tanzania. Mexico continues to be a favorite destination.

Having been a student of voice (opera), I am a follower of San Francisco Opera and a member of the Wagner Society of No. California. This membership afforded me the opportunity to attend the Wagner Festival in Bayreuth, Germany, in August of this year. A rare treat!

The study of and the viewing and collecting of art has been another special interest of mine‑‑especially Modern and Mexican art. Reading and the game of Bridge (both party and duplicate) afford me much enjoyment. As do physical activities including walking, swimming, golfing and a "Y" membership. Gardening is a new and challenging interest.

Keeping in touch with family and friends throughout the U.S. is most enjoyable. Being a member of EFA, SJSU, is an added plus.

Date Completed: 9/96

Adapted from: Biographies of Retired Faculty San Jose State University 1997: A Project of the Emeritus Faculty Association of San Jose State University. San Jose, CA: The University, 1997.


Keeler, Kathleen Reece (1922-2013)