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Mario Keys

Assistant Professor - Teacher Education and Leadership

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Dr. Mario R. Keys, Sr. is the Coordinator and Advisor of the Masters of Education in Educational Leadership Program and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Teacher Education and Leadership. Dr. Keys joined MC’s Faculty in 2020, and currently teaches graduate level courses in educational leadership in the Masters, Specialist, and Doctoral Programs. His areas of expertise include building and district level leadership and administration.

Dr. Keys serves as Chair of the Pastor/Staff Parish Relations Committee at Grace United Methodist Church in Memphis, TN. In addition to teaching and supporting the educational preparation and growth of students, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, working out, music, and gardening.


  • B.M.E. , Mississippi Valley State University
  • M.Ed. , Union University
  • Ed.S. , Union University
  • Ed.D. , Union University