Molly Keane-Sexton


Full-Time Faculty


Email: Molly Keane-Sexton
Phone: 937-229-3467

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Molly joined the faculty of the University of Dayton in 2004, after serving her tenure at Miamisburg City Schools, where she acted as the Advanced Placement English Literature teacher, Theater Director, and Lead Mentor Teacher. She is an alumna of the University of Dayton.

While teaching at UD, she has published in Debating Issues in American Education: Religion in American Schools. Furthermore, she has served on the Executive Committee for the Department of English and the Residential Curriculum Committee. She has presented at conferences including the Southwestern Ohio Conference on Higher Education and the Conference on Christianity and Literature. She also received the Humanities Commons Assessment and the Common Academic Program Grants.

Currently, she holds a faculty appointment from the Provost to serve as the College of Arts and Science’s Coordinator of Integrated Learning, working closely with the Integrated Learning-Living Communities’ faculty, staff, and students. Molly recently earned her PhD in Educational Leadership from UD, with her cognate in Student Development. She is part of the Kearn Entrepreneurial Engineering Network (KEEN), having completed a fellowship and their Innovative Curriculum Educator (ICE) training.

Faculty Perspective

I feel honored to be on the faculty at UD. It is truly my home. It is a privilege to teach for the Department of English and work as an administrator for the College of Arts and Sciences. I am blessed to have spent the formative years of my adult life on this sacred space. I only hope to impact my students and colleagues in the same spirit of the Marianist charism as they have me.


  • Ph.D., Educational Leadership, University of Dayton
  • M.A., English, University of Dayton
  • B.S., Education, University of Dayton

Research Interests

  • Student Development Theory
  • Critical Thinking
  • Moral Development
  • Literature
  • Composition

Selected Publications and Presentations

Counterpoint in Debating Issues in American Education: Religion in American Schools

Conference on Christianity and Literature

Southwestern Ohio Conference on Higher Education

Holmes Partnership Conference

Midwest Educational Research Conference

Teachers in Industry for Educational Support