Prof. Gary Keller

Gary Keller

  • Associate Professor of Marketing and Management
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    Lentz Hall 240

    Professor Gary Keller is an award-winning educator. He offers his learners more than 30 years of teaching experience from around the world and has more than 45 published articles, including five Best Research Paper awards from international conferences.

    Prof. Keller joined Carthage in 2022. Prior to teaching at Carthage, he taught at Eastern Oregon University from 2012 to 2022. In May 2013, he was promoted to full professor at EOU. From 1999 to 2012, Prof. Keller taught in the College of Business and Management at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee. From 1996 to 2003, he taught in the international programs of several universities in Asia.

    In 2002, the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, a professional business school accreditation organization, awarded Prof. Keller a National Teaching Excellence honor. In 2013, the Monarch Business School, an online Swiss institution, awarded him its Outstanding Professor Award. He has served as a member of the Board of Trustees at Eastern Oregon University and was selected for membership in Phi Kappa Phi in 2019.

    In addition to his teaching, Prof. Keller practices his academic skills as a consultant, trainer, and facilitator on strategy, project management, and process improvement. His skills in strategic planning, team development, and implementing quality enabled him to turn around several organizations and attain state and national recognition for innovative services and improving financial achievements. Today, Prof. Keller is also a global trainer, lecturer, and facilitator who is engaged by firms that want to focus their human and fiscal resources to dramatically improve their performance.

    • Ph.D. Business Administration, Northcentral University, Prescott Valley, AZ
    • M.S. Management, Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, WI
    • M.A. History, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
    • B.A. History, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
    • BUS 4900W: Business Policies Senior Seminar
    • MGT 3120: Principles of Management
    • MGT3400: Human Resource Management
    • Effect of Management on Corporate Performance
    • Linkages Between CEO Compensation, Net Income, and Stock Prices Grading Bias
    • Impact of Faculty Member on Student Outcomes
    • Alternative Accreditation Models for Business Schools
    • Feb. 2022 — Nominated by Eastern Oregon University students/Student Government Association to receive the Teacher’s Excellence Award.
    • Jan. 2022 — Conference Paper: “Examining if Grading Bias Exists in a Professor of Business’ Courses.” A three-year analysis was selected for an “Outstanding Research Award” and a “Best in Session Award” as determined by a double-blind review process. All papers submitted to the conference were selected through a juried review process. The paper was presented at the 32nd Global Conference on Business and Finance (GCBF), held in Honolulu, Hawaii, January 3-5, 2022.
    • Dec. 2020 — Awarded a Faculty Scholars Award for work on “Revisiting and Revising Student and Faculty Commitment to Best Academic Practices: A Longitudinal Reevaluation.”
    • June 2019 — Inducted into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi 
    • Dec. 2017 — Recipient of a Gold Merit Medal from Monarch Business School (Switzerland) for dedication and time served at Monarch. The medal represents the dedication of time and effort spent in fulfilling duties at Monarch and for exemplary service to the Institution.
    • May 2017 — Recipient of a Certificate of Leadership “The Visionary” by EOU President Thomas Insko for contributions made to increase enrollment and retention at Eastern Oregon University.
    • Jan. 2016 — Conference Paper: “Reevaluating if a linkage exists between ceo compensation and the net income and stock price of their firm: A micro study” was selected for an “Outstanding Research Award” as determined by a double-blind review process. The presentation given at the conference was selected for a Best in Session Award Winner (BISA) for the Internet Session. The paper was presented at the 2016 Institute for Business and Finance Research Global Conference on Business and Finance held in Honolulu, Hawaii, January 4-7, 2016. All papers submitted to the conference were selected through a double-blind review process.
    • Dec. 2015 — Selected by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and the Institute of International Education’s Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) for the Fulbright Specialist Roster.
    • May 2014 — Conference Paper: “Comparing Differences Between the Learning Outcomes of Adult Learners, Traditional Learners and Online Learners: A Quantitative Methodology” presentation was awarded a Certificate of Merit for Outstanding Research and Presentation by the Canadian-American Conference for Academic Disciplines. The paper was presented at the International Journal of Arts & Sciences’ (IJAS) American Canadian Conference for Academic Disciplines, which was held at Ryerson University’s International Learning Center at 240 Jarvis Street, Toronto, Canada May 19-22, 2014.
    • Keller, G.F. (2022) “Examining If Grading Bias Exists in a Professor of Business Courses: An Individual Study” Business Education & Accreditation (BEA) ISSN: 1944-5903, 14 (1). The journal’s overall acceptance rate is 25 percent. The journal uses a blind review process. It has a “Tier 2” ranking in Westminster College Journal Ranking 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA), Australian Research Council, an organization of the Australian Government. Inclusion in this listing requires journals to meet the council’s peer review and quality standards.
    • Keller, G.F. & Klingenberg, A. (2020). “Determining if there is a relationship between how much time a faculty member spends assessing student assignments and final grades at a rural university: A one-year analysis.” Journal of Business Management & Change, Summer 2020 Library of Congress ISSN: 1967-6839. The JBMC is a peer-reviewed publication listed in Cabell’s listed white journals registered through the Library of Congress. Acceptance rate 20 percent.
    • Keller, G.F. (2020). “Comparing the total activity rates and grade outcomes of students at a rural university: A one-year analysis.” Journal of Business Management & Change, ISSN 1937-6839. Spring 2020. The JBMC is a peer reviewed publication listed in Cabell’s Journals Whitelist. Acceptance rate 20 percent.
    • Keller, G.F. (2019). “The importance of ISO certification for academic institutions.” The Monarch Management Review, UGSM-Monarch Business School. ISSN 1925-2668. SSRN data: 213 views/47 downloads.
    • Keller, G.F. (2018). “Proposing alternative masters degrees models for small colleges/schools of business.” Journal of Entrepreneurship & Organization Management, 7(1) DOI: 10.4172/2169-026X.1000232. The JEO is a peer-reviewed open access journal listed in Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). SSRN data: 473 views/58 downloads.
    • Keller, G.F. (2016). “Linkages between ceo compensation, net income and stock prices.” Global Journal of Business Research, 10(1). The GJBR is a peer reviewed; double blind publication listed in the American Economic Association’s Econlit, e-JEL, Colciencias and Ulrich’s. This paper also received an Outstanding Research Award, a Best in Session Award from the Institute for Business and Finance Research, and was selected for publication in this journal. Acceptance rate 25 percent.
    • Keller, G.F. (2014). “Comparing differences between the learning outcomes of adult learners, traditional learners and online learners: A quantitative methodology.” Journal of Academy for Advancement of Business Research. International Journal of Arts and Sciences. The International Journal of Arts and Sciences, 7(3), 311-322. (ISSN 1944-6934) The International Journal of Arts & Sciences (IJAS) was founded in 2005 as a double-blind refereed journal. Its first issue was published one year later in hard-copy format. Each issue was driven by a call for papers focusing on a particular topic. In 2008, the journal adopted a two-pronged strategy to reach out beyond American academia to a truly global audience. IJAS’s articles are indexed/accessed in (i) WorldCat, (ii) Ulrich’s serials directory, (iii) Cabell’s directories of Educational Curriculum & Methods and Educational Psychology and Administration, (iv) Proquest, (v) Pol-On, the Polish scholarly bibliography operated by the University of Warsaw, (vi) Genamics, (vii) the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA 2012) list compiled by the Australian Research Council, and (viii) Google Scholar. Acceptance rate 10-20 percent.
    • Keller, G.F. (2014). “Assessing a faculty member’s role in changing writing outcomes of undergraduate capstone papers: A quantitative study,” XI (6), 41-47 (ISSN 2326-3636). The Journal of Strategic and International Studies is the flagship journal of the Institute of Strategic and International Studies™. It is a multidisciplinary journal publishing high-quality articles focusing focuses on critical theoretical and practical issues related to strategic and international studies. Acceptance rate 12 percent.
    • Keller, G.F. (2013). “Examining if there is a relationship between CEO compensation and the stock price and net income of publicly traded corporations in the state of Wisconsin, USA,” 2(4) GSTF Business Review (GBR) (Print ISSN: 2010-4804, E-periodical: 2251-2888). The Global BR is indexed by Ulrichsweb, EconBiz, EBSCO, CrossRef, Proquest, Cabell’s Directories and will be submitted to Scopus, ScienceDirect and amongst others, where applicable. Acceptance rate 30-50 percent. This paper was selected for the Conference’s Best Research Paper” award.