Santa Clara University

Keith Warner
Location: Nobili Hall

Keith Douglass Warner OFM

Director, Education and Research


Keith Douglass Warner OFM directs the Center's education, fellowship, grants and action research activities. He is a practical social ethicist in the Franciscan tradition. He has designed and implemented innovative, inter-disciplinary educational programs that advance social justice and Catholic identity in higher education since he came to Santa Clara in 2004. He directs the Global Social Benefit Fellowship, which provides a comprehensive program of mentored, field-based study and research for SCU juniors within the Center's worldwide network of social entrepreneurs. With Thane Kreiner he designed the fellowship and wrote the grant that funds it. He also teaches in the Honors Program, School of Engineering, and Religious Studies Department. Keith is an active participant in the retrieval of the Franciscan Intellectual Tradition, and on the Board of Regents at the Franciscan School of Theology. His personal research webpage is
PhD: Environmental Studies, UC Santa Cruz, 2004.
MA: Theology, Franciscan School of Theology/GTU, 1996.
BA: Geography and Environmental Studies, San Francisco State University, 1991.