Taylor R. Keen, MPA, MBA
Heider College of Business
- Game theory, applied strategy and econometrics
- Marketing and Management
Taylor Keen is a full time instructor in the Heider College of Business Administration in Strategy and Entrepreneurship at Creighton University and also a faculty member of Creighton Native American Studies program. Keen is also President of Living Red, LLC, an entity whose mission is to propagate tribal seed sovereignty, battle for tribal sacred geography and the seek cultural revitalization among tribal peoples. Currently, Keen is teaching a practicum course this Fall entitled “The Sacred Economy of Indigenous Seeds” and through Living Red he is embarking on a journey with indigenous seeds of the upper Missouri River tribes to grow, harvest and celebrate the cosmology of the 4 Sisters (corn, bean, squash, and sunflower). Additionally, from his book-in-progress, he incorporates teachings of the sacred masculine / feminine of tribal peoples including the cosmology of Mother Corn and the Earth Mother goddess. Keen holds a bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College as well as a Master's of Business Administration and Masters of Public Administration from Harvard University, where he served as a Fellow in the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development. Taylor is the author of the book-in-progress entitled "Rediscovering America: Sacred Geography, the Ancient Earthen Works and the Real Story of America”. Keen is Trustee of the Nebraska State Historical Society, Board member Emeritus of the Humanities Nebraska, and Chairman of the Blackbird Bend Corporation (The Omaha Nation of Nebraska and Iowa’s Economic Development Corporation).
- BA Dartmouth College, 1991
- MBA Harvard University Graduate School of Business, 1997
- MPA Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government, 1997
CertificationsGallup Strength's Finder Coach, Coaching Entrepreneurial Talents
- Tribal Sovereignty and Economic Development, The Handbook of North American Indians, Indians in Contemporary Society, 2, 2008
- Presentation on book-in-progress "Rediscovering America: Sacred Geography, the Ancient Earthen Works and the Real Story of America.", 2015
Research and Scholarship Interests
- Behavioral Economics, Ancient Native America Studies, Agronomy, history, ethno-botany.
Current Research Projects
- Applying for a USGA grant on cross comparative studies on traditional Native American farming methods vs traditional western American methodologies