Chad Keister is a Pennsylvania native, but a Tar Heel at heart. Chad is passionate about teaching, collaborating with colleagues, and working with students on projects related to creativity and innovation. As a member of the humanities faculty, he has taught a variety of residential courses including AP Economics, Contemporary Challenges in Economics, International Relations, Introduction to Entrepreneurship, and Applications in Entrepreneurship. Through NCSSM’s Distance Education and Extended Programs, Chad has taught International Relations, Western Political Thought, and AP Economics. He also developed the Mini-Term course Walden Redux or How I Learned to Love Life More, Screen-Less. Before NCSSM, Chad was a faculty member of Enloe Magnet High School. While at Enloe, he served as department chair and taught IB Theory of Knowledge, AP Economics, AP US Government and Politics, and various other social science courses. Prior to teaching, Chad was a social worker in Pittsburgh helping people transition from welfare to work. He holds a BA in political science from the University of Pittsburgh and an MS in education from Duquesne University. Chad is a serious Pittsburgh Steelers fan.