Professor Keiser teaches "Human Growth and Development,"Early Childhood Methods," "Teaching in Diverse Classrooms." His expertise is in the spiritual development of young children. He holds a Montessori Teaching Certificate and joined the CUC faculty in 2013.


  • MA, Education, Concordia University Chicago; River Forest, IL
  • BS, Sociology, Arizona State University; Phoenix, AZ


  • "Engaging, expressive and experience-based prayer models for children." (In Press) Morgenthaler, S.K., Keiser, J., & Larson, M.L. (2014).  In L. Talbot (Ed.),

  • "Exploring and engaging children’s spirituality: A holistic approach." Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock Publishers.


  • "Nurturing the Infant Soul: The Importance of Community and Memories in the Spiritual Formation of Young Children,"(Accepted for presentation) Shirley K. Morgenthaler, Jeffrey B. Keiser, & Mimi L. Larson.  2013 North American Professors of Christian Education Conference, Chicago, October 17-19, 2013.