Molly Keane-Sexton

Contact Information

Molly Keane-Sexton


  • Full-Time Faculty


Molly is a graduate of UD with a bachelor of science in secondary education and a master of arts in English literature. She joined the faculty of UD a decade ago, after serving her tenure at Miamisburg City Schools, where she served as the Advanced Placement English Literature teacher, Theater Director, and Lead Mentor Teacher. She is currently finishing her doctoral work in educational leadership.

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. Moreover, 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. She also coordinates the Writing and the Arts Integrated Learning-Living Community, working closely with the Artists-in Residence, ArtsLive, and ArtStreet.

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.


  • 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