Named dean of the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) in 2007 and stepping down in 2020, Keeler is a widely recognized international scholar, teacher, and leader. Since becoming dean, he has helped push Pitt’s vision forward, strengthening research, scholarship base, and preparing his students to succeed in a global environment.


Teaching and Research Areas 

Keeler’s research focuses on these key areas:

  • Comparative public policy
  • EU politics
  • Transatlantic relations
  • American foreign policy


Select Publications and Funded Research

  • The Politics of Neocorporatism in France: Farmers, the State and Agricultural Policy-making in the Fifth Republic. Oxford University Press, 1987.
  • Co-edited with J. Howorth. Defending Europe: The EU, NATO and the Quest for European Autonomy. Palgrave Macmillian, 2003.
  • Réformer: Les Conditions du Changement Politique (Presses Universitaires de France, 1994).


Awards and Honors

  • Chester A. Newland Presidential Citation of Merit from the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) in 2018
  • Donald C. Stone Lecturer, American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), 2015
  • Fellow of National Academy of Public Administration, 2014


Consultancies and Public Service

  • President, Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA), 2010-2011
  • Chair, European Union Studies Association (EUSA), 2005-2007
  • USAID Consultant to the Supreme Rada of Ukraine