Benjamin Keep, J.D., Ph.D.
I've held a life-long interest in science, but it wasn't until I started working in the legal field that I discovered how much our society takes for granted about how science and learning works. I left the law and started on this path to help more people understand how we learn, how we teach, and how we engage with science.
From tackling complex social questions regarding education to designing to best way to extract valuable data, my job is to support you by applying the science of learning to your project.
ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND
Stanford University, Graduate School of Education
Focusing on science education and citizen science, I partnered with the lab of Carl Wieman, Ph.D. and with the eteRNA project at the School of Medicine to better understand how people engage with science and develop scientific expertise.
Cornell University, School of Law
Public Defender Service of Washington, DC
Advised and trained attorneys on scientific and statistical issues.
Drafted motions and legal briefs on complex scientific issues.
Cornell Prison Education Program
Designed an undergraduate-level course for inmate-students at a maximum security prison.
Taught legal argumentation and reasoning used by lawyers to argue their cases, and by judges to support their opinions.