Blount Lighthouse Lobby

Meet the Faculty Series 


The Blount Lighthouse Lobby series is a forum where students meet and interact with faculty from all over the University campus. Our aim is to introduce Blount students to faculty and disciplines they otherwise might never encounter in their time at UA, foster more informed communication about the opportunities the University of Alabama has to offer, introduce the UA faculty to our amazing Blount students, and to promote the Blount Scholars Program.

2023 Speakers

Dr. Deborah Keene: Associate Director of the Blount Scholars Program & Foundations Coordinator.

Please join us on Friday, February 17th at 3:00 pm in the Blount LLC lobby for the first Lighthouse Lobby discussion of the 2023 Meet Faculty Series with our very own, AssociateDirector of the Blount Scholars Program & Foundations Coordinator: Dr. Deborah Keene.

She is an archaeological scientist who specializes in Southeastern U.S. prehistory. She started excavating with the Schiele Museum when she was 15 and went on to work for various private archaeological firms while an undergraduate and then graduate student. She worked as a principal investigator at the South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology after earning her Ph.D. She specialized in ceramic analysis, shallow geophysics, households, and subsistence strategies. After moving to Alabama, her focus changed from fieldwork to education. She uses her anthropological and scientific backgrounds to teach liberal arts courses for the Blount Scholars Program.