Dr. Keller directs the Bard College Learning Commons, which houses Bard’s tutor support and writing center, college writing courses, and learning strategies program. His research interests include twentieth century philosophies of language, perception, and cognition. Jim teaches courses in the philosophy of embodied learning and composition theory and pedagogy. He has taught literature and writing courses at University of Montana and classes in college writing, graphic narrative, social and popular-cultural rhetoric, philosophy, American studies, and American literature at the State University of New York (at Stony Brook and Sullivan), the University of Iowa, Michigan State University, and Bard College. He taught in Bard's Language & Thinking Program from 2001 to 2010 and has led the Fir Acres summer writing workshop at Lewis and Clark College. Jim has been a faculty associate for the Institute for Writing & Thinking since 2005 and has co-edited Writing from the Inside Out, a journal showcasing writing by participants in Institute workshops. His book, Writing Plural Worlds (Palgrave/MacMillan 2009) provides a study of philosophical pluralism in multiethnic U.S. literature, and his published articles have appeared in Poetry and Pedagogy and other publications on learning and twentieth century literature and philosophy.