Michelle Keller

Michelle Keller was a prosecuting attorney for more than 11 years before joining the WSU faculty full time. 

She has prosecuted cases in Michigan, Colorado, Missouri, and Wisconsin. Until August of 2015, she served as the Deputy District Attorney in La Crosse County, Wisconsin. 

During her years as a prosecutor, Keller handled a wide range of criminal cases, including homicides. In addition to other serious crimes, her caseload focused on: 

  • juvenile cases
  • crimes against children
  • domestic violence
  • sexual assault

Dr. Keller is trained in multiple forensic interview protocols. She is a member of the bar in Colorado, Missouri, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. 

Keller is currently licensed to practice law in Minnesota. Professor Keller’s courses have included:

  • Crime & Justice in America
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Forensic Interviewing of Children
  • Criminal Law and Procedure
  • Minnesota Criminal Code and POST Review


  • JD | University of Colorado
  • BS | Grand Valley State University
Michelle Keller
Associate Professor

Minne 130


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