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Michael J. Keeney

Michael J. Keeney

Senior Scientist

Industrial-Organizational Psychologist 

Michael has expertise in improving the abilities, motivation, and performance of individuals, groups, and organizations. His experience includes analyzing work processes and requirements; measuring attitudes, perceptions, and skills; and developing skills through individual and group training. He applies this expertise and experience to defining work requirements and developing measures of performance and effectiveness.

Michael holds a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Akron, an M.A. in Psychology from The University of Akron, a B.A. in Psychology from The University of Maryland, and an A.A. in Technical Management from the Community College of the Air Force. He was certified as a U.S. Air Force Master Technical Training Instructor, Career Development Course Technical Writer, and U.S. Navy Master Training Specialist. He is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.


Notable Publications

Beaubien, J.M., Stacy, E.W., & Wiggins, S.M., Keeney, M., Bolton, A.E., Grubb, J.D., Walwanis, M.M., Priest, H., & Riddle, C.S. (2015). Differentiating measures of learning (MOL) from measures of performance (MOP) during aircraft carrier landing practice. Paper No. 15210. In Proceedings of the 2015 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC). Arlington, VA: National Training and Simulation Association.

Tripp, L., Covas-Smith, C., Diemunsch, J., Garrity, M.J., Jackson, C., Keeney, M.J., & Wiggins, S. (2015). Simulation and Training Challenges for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Analysts. Proceedings of the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC). Arlington, VA: NDIA.

Poeppelman, T. R., Keeney, M. J., & Alexander, A. N. (2013, March). An innovative approach to adapting training opportunities. Session to be presented at the New Learning Technologies Conference, March 2013, Orlando, FL.

Keeney, M. J., Reiter-Palmon, R., & De Vreede, T. (2011, April).  Adjusting military leadership styles for success in military advising. In G. F. Goodwin & M. L. Shuffler, Co-Chairs: Developing Culturally Competent Leaders: Current Theory, Research, & Lessons Learned. Presentation at the 2011 Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Chicago, IL.

Reiter-Palmon, R., de Vreede, T., & Keeney, M. J. (2009, April). Training for cross-cultural understanding: The disconnect between research and practice. Presentation at the 2009 Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

Beltz, B. C., Keeney, M. J., & Feeney, J. J. (2008). A general framework for cross-cultural interactions in virtual environments. 17th Annual Behavioral Representation in Modeling and Simulation Conference, Providence, RI.

Stetz, T. A., Beaubien, J. M., Keeney, M. J., & Lyons, B. D. (2008). Non-random response in job analysis (JA) surveys: A cause for concern? Public Personnel Management, 37(2), 223-241.

For more information about Dr. Keeney’s publications, please contact aptima_info@aptima.com.