Dr. M. Jean Keller is a professor in the University of North Texas (UNT) Department of Kinesiology and Public Health. She has served UNT as Vice President for Equity and Diversity and Community Engagement for the past five years. She previously served as Provost and Deputy Vice Chancellor for Transition of UNT Dallas for five years. She served as Dean of the UNT College of Education for 15 years. Prior to her career at UNT, she was Department Chair at the University of Georgia.
She has written or edited eleven books and twelve refereed chapters, and authored over 100 articles. Dr. Keller has given over 300 presentations in the United States and several countries. She was awarded over eight million dollars of funding by external agencies for research and innovative projects.