Teachers are the engines on which societies run. We are the link between generations of knowledge that come before us and must do our part to educate younger generations by pushing scientific understanding and literacy. For good change to be made in this world, we must think globally and act locally—teaching science is the best way to make these impacts.”

Kennan’s Story

Teaching Discipline


Why Biology

I have degrees in microbiology and physiology and have always found cells to be one of the most interesting things in the world! I want to share my knowledge and excitement around cells to a new generation of students.”

Professional Experience

During his undergraduate studies, Keenan worked as a veterinary assistant. Following graduation, he spent two years working as a quality control technician at Neogen Corporation. Keenan then spent the next five years working in the virology department of the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at Michigan State University. After deciding to pursue education, Keenan began teaching biology and chemistry at Washtenaw Technical Middle College. 

Kennan will begin his third year of teaching biology at Washtenaw Technical Middle College in Ann Arbor, Michigan, during the 2023–2024 school year. 


Kennan enjoys performing improv. He first discovered his love for teaching through improv, and has been performing at Go Comedy, an improv comedy theater, for a couple of years. Additionally, he loves watching sports and bonds with his dad through their love of Irish Rugby, which they frequently watch together. 

Academic Background 

  • Michigan State University (Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and Physiology)
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Master of Arts in Secondary Educational Studies)