TASHA SENECA KEYES portrait
  • Assistant Professor, College Of Social Work
  • Co-Chair Reflexive Sequence, College Of Social Work

Research Keywords

  • Underrepresented students and communities with special interest in Native American populations
  • Transition to High School and College
  • Student-teacher relationships
  • Student, teacher and parent experiences of education
  • Social Emotional Learning
  • School Social Work K-12
  • Noncognitive Factors
  • Classroom Belonging and Engagement

Presentations

  • Keyes, T. S. & Jake, L. (2019). Building an Inter-agency Trauma Informed Care Community. Conference paper presented at the Indigenous & Tribal Social Work Educators Association annual meeting at the Council for Social Work Educators 2019 Annual Program Meeting held on October 24-27: Denver, CO. The purpose of this study is to build the capacity of San Juan County, a rural community located in the southeastern portion of Utah that borders the Navajo Nation, to be a trauma-informed community. Residents of San Juan County are 47% White and 50% American Indian. A three-day trauma training will be delivered to the Native and non-Native trauma-informed leaders across several sectors within the community (i.e. San Juan School District, San Juan Counseling, and Utah Navajo Behavioral Health Team). This study aims to measure the pre-and post- attitudes about delivering trauma-informed care to students and clients of the above mentioned agencies. Conference Paper, Presented, 10/24/2019.
  • Patin, K. & Keyes, T.S. (2019, July 29-31). Three- day Trauma Awareness Seminar presented to the San Juan County therapist and social workers that are working to create a trauma informed community. Implicit Bias presentation as well as administration of Pre- and Post- ARTIC surveys. An additional administration of ARTIC survey will occur March 2020. Other, Presented, 07/29/2019.
  • Keyes, T.S., Vogel-Ferguson, M.B., Patin, K. How do Social Workers Engage with a Multicultural Community to Address Trauma? Tying Social Work Values and a Community Based Participatory Research Framework to working with Native American communities. Roundtable presentation at the 2018 American Public Health Association Conference (APHA) on Nov 10-14, 2018: San Diego, California. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/13/2018.
    https://apha.confex.com/apha/2018/meetingapp.cgi/P...
  • Keyes, T.S., Vogel-Ferguson, M.B., Patin, K. An Approach for Engaging with Mixed-Race, Multicultural Community using Social Work Values and a Community Based Participatory Research Framework. Research paper presented at the Indigenous and Tribal Social Work Educator’s Association – CSWE 22nd Annual Conference on November 8, 2018; Orlando, Florida. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/02/2018.
  • Keyes, T.S. Alignment of the professional histories, expected job duties and professional models of school-based student support professionals: School social workers, school counselors, and school psychologists. The 13th Annual Summer Institute School Social Work Research/Practice Pre-Conference Day, July 24, 2018 Chicago, IL. Conference Paper, Presented, 07/24/2018.
  • Keyes, T.S. Teaching Diversity to Social Work Students to Impact Practice. Mini-symposium presented at the National Association for Multicultural Education Conference: November 2, 2017; Salt Lake City, Utah. Presentation, Accepted, 09/07/2017.
    https://www.nameorg.org/docs/NAME_Program_Book_201...
  • Keyes, T.S. A Qualitative Inquiry: Factors that Promote Classroom Belonging and Engagement with High School Students. Research Paper presented at the 13th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry; May 17-20, 2017; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Conference Paper, Presented, 05/18/2017.
    http://icqi.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/QI2017-...
  • Brooks, M., Keyes, T.S., Day, B.J. Supporting Students by Understanding the Unique Contributions of School Social Workers, School Psychologists, and School Counselors (updated data analysis). Poster session presented at: Rocky Mountain Psychological Annual Convention, April 6-8, 2017; Salt Lake City, UT. Poster, Presented, 04/06/2017.
    http://www.rockymountainpsych.com/program/
  • Keyes, T.S. Promoting Classroom Belonging and Engagement with High School Students. Poster presentation at Society for Social Work and Research 2017 Annual Conference; January 11-15, 2017; New Orleans, LO. Poster, Presented, 01/13/2017.
  • Keyes, T.S. and Day, B.J. Noncognitive factors: Do students learning strategies and academic behaviors develop in high school transition to college? Research Paper presented at the Association for the Study of Higher Education 2015 Annual Conference; November 5-7, 2015; Denver, CO. Conference Paper, Presented, 11/06/2015.
  • Day, B.J., Keyes, T.S., Proger, A.R., Clark, K., Roderick, M. Inside the Black Box of College Match: The Academic, Social, and Institutional Experiences of High-Achieving, Urban High School Graduates in College. Research Paper presented at the Association for the Study of Higher Education 2015 Annual Conference; November 5-7, 2015; Denver, CO. Conference Paper, Presented, 11/06/2015.
  • Keyes, T.S. and Day, B.J. Turf War? Supporting Students by Understanding the Unique Contributions of School Social Workers, School Counselors and School Psychologists. Poster session presented at 18th National School Social Work Conference April 14-18, 2015; Nashville, TN. Poster, Presented, 04/15/2015.
  • Beechum, N., Keyes, T.S., Day, B.J. How do students adapt their academic behaviors and learning strategies in the transition from high school to college? Poster session presented at: Society for Research on Adolescence- 15th Biennial Meeting; 2014 March 20-22; Austin, TX. Poster, Presented, 03/2014.

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • Examining Culturally Relevant Restorative Practices for Improving School-based Relationships. PI: Tasha Seneca Keyes. University Research Committee Faculty Scholarly Grant Program, 03/01/2019 - present. Total project budget to date: $9,576.00

Languages

  • English, fluent.

Publications

  • Keyes, T. S. (2018). A Qualitative Inquiry: Factors that Promote Classroom Belonging and Engagement with High School Students. School Community Journal. Vol. 29(1). Accepted, 10/04/2018.
    http://www.adi.org/journal/2019ss/KeyesSS2019.pdf
  • Keyes, T. S. & Vogel-Ferguson, M.B., Patin, K (2018). An Approach for Engaging with a Mixed-Race, Rural Community using Social Work Values and Community-Based Participatory Research Framework. Journal of Evidence-Informed Social Work. Vol. 16(5). Accepted, 09/20/2018.
    https://doi.org/10.1080/26408066.2019.1638865
  • Nagaoka, J. & Farrington, C. A., Roderick, M., Allensworth, E., Keyes, T. S., Johnson, D. W., & Beechum, N. O. (2013). Readiness for college: The role of noncognitive factors and context. Voices in Urban Education. Published, 08/2013.
    https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ1046369.pdf
  • Farrington, C. & Roderick, M., Allensworth, E., Nagaoka, J., Keyes, T. S., Johnson, D. W., & Beechum, N. O. (2012). PhD. Consortium on Chicago School Research. Published, 08/2012.
    https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED542543.pdf