Dr. Steven Keller grew up in the great Pacific Northwest and graduated from Pacific Lutheran University (BS) and the University of California-Berkeley (PhD). Steve has been on the faculty of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Missouri since 1995, and director of MSA since 2015. He has taught extensively in the Honors College at MU, developing courses in the history of science, science and politics, as well as Honors General Chemistry. In 2009, a chance meeting with Carl Edwards sparked an interest in NASCAR and the science of racing. Steve’s time away from campus is focused on being Lindsay Grace and Liam’s dad, and watching a bit of soccer here and there–he is the cousin of Kasey Keller, former goalkeeper for the U.S. National Team.