Adjunct Instructor of Writing
BA, Pepperdine University, 1990
MA, GSEP Pepperdine University, 1991
PhD, University of Glasgow, Scotland, 2007
Before resettling in the Pacific Northwest, Dr. Diana Keuss taught English literature and language at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan, where she developed a lifelong interest in Japanese culture and history and cuisine. Her PhD work in Buddhism expanded and deepened her interest in Asian philosophy and religious practice and influences her research in pedagogy and Buddhism.
At Seattle Pacific University, Dr. Keuss teaches THEO 4610 World Religion for the Theology Department, THEO 6610 for Seattle Pacific Seminary, HIS 2417 and HIS 2418 Asian Religion courses for the Asian Studies Program and has developed Writing 1100 courses for both the Theology and History faculties around Buddhist themes.
Highlights at SPU include leading a study abroad trip to Kyoto, Japan, taking students to the Seattle Japanese Garden each fall to experience an Urasenke style Tea Ceremony and outings to the Seattle Asian Art Museum.
Dr. Keuss enjoys increasingly longer hikes and backpacking trips with her husband and teenaged daughters, and increasingly shorter strolls around the neighborhood with her aging lab.