Keene Haywood

Specialties: Filmmaker, Geographer, Educator

Geographer, filmmaker, and educator Keene Haywood helps direct the new graduate program in Exploration Science at the University of Miami. He came to know and love the vast and stunning landscapes in and around Yellowstone and Grand Tetons National Parks while earning a Master of Fine Arts in science and natural history filmmaking at Montana State University in Bozeman. A National Geographic veteran, Keene’s accomplishments include documentary production for the Society and the original presentation of National Geographic photos and expeditions on Google Earth. He also worked as a project director for The Nature Conservancy in the largest preserve in Texas, where he oversaw scientific research and outreach activities in the Davis Mountains, a southern extension of the Rocky Mountains. There, he was involved with prescribed fire projects, invasive species monitoring, resource mapping, and guiding people into the backcountry areas of the preserve. In addition to his MFA, Keene holds a Ph.D. in geography from the University of Texas at Austin along with an M.A. in Marine Affairs and Policy and a B.A. in anthropology, both from the University of Miami.

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