Keith Stine received a PhD in physical chemistry from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Subsequently, he spent two years as a postdoctoral associate at University of California–Los Angeles. He joined the faculty in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at University of Missouri–St Louis in 1990, where he is currently Professor of Chemistry, Director of Undergraduate Studies, and a member of the Center for Nanoscience.
In the St Louis Section, he served as Secretary of the Local Section (2002-2006), and in the Chair successioin (2007-09). He was the Program Chair for ACS Midwest Regional Meetings held in Saint Louis both in 2000 and in 2011. Additionally, he has helped to coordinate the annual ACS Career Day for High School Students with Prof Jim O’Brien since 2002. He has proctored the High School Chemistry Contest since 2007, and the Chemistry Olympiad in 2008 and 2009, jointly with Prof Hal Harris. He has served as the liaison to the Younger Chemists Committee of the St Louis Section since 2008. Since 2009, he has been the coordinator for ACS Project SEED at University of Missouri–St Louis. In the past, he also served as the Chair of the Saint Louis Award and the Midwest Award. He has served as a judge at a number of science fairs for the local section, and has been active in local section fundraising.