Kirsten M. Keller

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Associate Director, Manpower, Personnel, and Training Program, RAND Project AIR FORCE; Senior Behavioral Scientist; Faculty Member, Pardee RAND Graduate School
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Education

Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology, University of Maryland; M.A. in industrial/organizational psychology, University of Maryland; B.A. in psychology, Franklin and Marshall College

Overview

Kirsten Keller is a senior behavioral scientist at the RAND Corporation, associate director of the Manpower, Personnel, and Training Program within RAND Project AIR FORCE, and member of the Pardee RAND Graduate School faculty. Keller's research focuses on personnel management and improving organizational effectiveness.

Recent projects include examining ways to improve the diversity of senior military leaders, effective prevention and response to hazing in the US Armed Forces, the effectiveness of the enlisted Air Force promotion system, military outreach and recruiting efforts, and how to develop ethical organizational cultures. Other past research topics include the influence of organizational climate and culture on behaviors and attitudes, personnel selection, performance management, and the relationship between organizational structure and effectiveness. Keller holds a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational psychology from the University of Maryland.

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