Keith Gottschalk served as Head of Department (2004-2006), when he also hosted the SA Association of Political Studies biennial conference. His forty scholarly publications are mostly on South African political dynamics. His current research and publications focus on the African Union family or organizations and African integration, and on space policy for developing countries. Keith has also published a poetry collection Emergency Poems plus over one hundred poems in literary journals. Finally, Keith is the Vice-President of the UWC Convocation, Chair of the Friends of the UWC Library and an Exco member of the South African Space Association.