La Plume, Pa., – Keystone College President Tracy L. Brundage, Ph.D. announced that Jeffrey M. Brauer, professor of political science, has been named the 2020 recipient of the Margaretta Belin Chamberlin Chair Award for Distinguished Faculty Service.
The award, established by the family and friends of the late Margaretta Belin Chamberlin, Keystone’s sixth president, commemorates her leadership and many accomplishments at the college. Presented annually to a faculty member for outstanding achievement in teaching, professional development, and contributions to the Keystone community, Brauer is the 41st recipient of the award.
A resident of Clarks Summit, Brauer joined the full-time faculty in the Department of Social Sciences in 1999 and he was awarded tenure in 2005. He began his tenure at Keystone as the head men’s soccer coach in August of 1997. He is committed to serving the campus community, establishing the Center for Civic Engagement, original Director of Service Learning, and serves as director of the First-Year Seminar course. He oversees the annual Constitution Day event, voter registration drives, and moderated political debates on campus. He is the faculty advisor for Keystone’s OPEN Club and Black Student Union.
Brauer authored the instructor’s manual, “Public Policymaking” (8th ed.,). He has presented his academic research at the National Social Science Association, Southern Political Science Association, and Australian Political Science Association. He published research in “Generation Z: A Century in the Making.”
Prior to Keystone, Brauer taught at Close-Up, a non-profit in Washington, D.C. that provides civics education for young people. During the Clinton Administration, he also worked for USAID, an organization within the State Department that focuses on international economic development. He served as an adjunct instructor at Marywood University and the University of Scranton.
A recognized expert in his field, Brauer has been interviewed and quoted by numerous national media outlets such as “The Wall Street Journal,” “Real Clear Politics,” “The Atlantic”, “New York Post,” “Washington Examiner,” “The Philadelphia Inquirer,” “NBC News,” and “Fox Business News.”
In addition to the Chamberlin Chair Award, Brauer was named Best of the Abingtons College Professor by the “Abington Journal” and Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers.
Brauer earned a master’s degree in history and political science from The College of Saint Rose in New York, where he received an Honors Award for History and Political Science as top graduate student. He served as class president and graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in public administration/public affairs and history from the University of Scranton.