Kirsten M. Keller

Photo of Kirsten Keller
Senior Behavioral Scientist
Santa Monica Office

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

Media Resources

This researcher is available for interviews.

To arrange an interview, contact the RAND Office of Media Relations at (310) 451-6913, or email media@rand.org.

More Experts

Overview

Kirsten Keller is a senior behavioral scientist at the RAND Corporation. Keller's research focuses on personnel management and improving organizational effectiveness.

Recent projects include examining ways to improve the diversity of senior military leaders, recruiting and development of the federal civilian workforce, effective prevention and response to hazing in the U.S. 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.

Selected Publications

Keller, Kirsten M., Maria C. Lytell, David Schulker, Kimberly Curry Hall, Louis T. Mariano, John S. Crown, Miriam Matthews, Brandon Crosby, Lisa Saum-Manning, Douglas Yeung, Leslie Adrienne Payne, Felix Knutson, and Leann Caudill, Advancement and Retention Barriers in the U.S. Air Force Civilian White Collar Workforce: Implications for Demographic Diversity, RAND Corporation (RR-2643-AF), 2020

Lim, Nelson, Kimberly Curry Hall, Kirsten M. Keller, David Schulker, Louis T. Mariano, Miriam Matthews, Lisa Saum-Manning, Devon Hill, Brandon Crosby, Leslie Adrienne Payne, Linda Cottrell, and Clara A. Aranibar, Improving the Representation of Women and Racial/Ethnic Minorities Among U.S. Coast Guard Active-Duty Members, RAND Corporation (RR-A362-2), 2021

Keller, Kirsten M., Kimberly Curry Hall, Miriam Matthews, Leslie Adrienne Payne, Lisa Saum-Manning, Douglas Yeung, David Schulker, Stefan Zavislan, and Nelson Lim, Addressing Barriers to Female Officer Retention in the Air Force, RAND Corporation (RR-2073-AF), 2018

Curry Hall, Kimberly, Kirsten M. Keller, David Schulker, Sarah Weilant, Katherine L. Kidder, and Nelson Lim, Improving Gender Diversity in the U.S. Coast Guard: Identifying Barriers to Female Retention, RAND Corporation (RR-2770-DHS), 2019

Keller, Kirsten M., Miriam Matthews, Kimberly Curry Hall, William Marcellino, Jacqueline A. Mauro, and Nelson Lim, Hazing in the U.S. Armed Forces: Recommendations for Hazing Prevention Policy and Practice, RAND Corporation (RR-941-OSD), 2015

Honors & Awards

  • Gold Merit Research Award, 2020, Rand Corporation
  • Gold Merit Research Award, 2014, Rand Corporation
  • RAND Project AIR FORCE Researcher Excellence Award , 2012, RAND Corporation

Publications