Founded in 1999 by Richard P. Keeling, MD, Keeling & Associates is a higher education consulting and professional services firm that works exclusively in higher education to create change for learning. We partner with you to advance learning and improve outcomes, for you, your students, and your institution.

OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES

STUDENTS FIRST

We advocate for and strive to advance the learning, success, and well being of students. Everyone is a learner deserving of opportunities to grow.

EQUITY

We believe everyone is a student. All students must be able to take full advantage of opportunities and resources that enable them to learn.

EMPATHY

We apply an ethic of care, not only to sustain a humane work environment, but also to encourage higher education institutions to respond to students as whole people.

VALUE

We strive for value for every institution we serve, for the students who put their trust in those institutions, and for our staff members, whose knowledge, skills, and commitment enable us to succeed.

OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION

Ours is an unjust and inequitable society. Change is overdue. We—as a company, as individuals, and in our work—will advocate for equity and inclusion, challenge hate, and work for justice.

OUR EXPERTS

Our consultants are recognized leaders and scholars who have served as provosts, vice presidents, executive directors; they have served on governing and advisory boards of national and international professional organizations. Their diverse professional and educational backgrounds in medicine, public health, business, psychology, student affairs, athletics, and art ensures an interdisciplinary perspective in everything we do.

Richard Keeling

Chairman and Senior Executive Consultant

Eric Engstrom

President and Executive Consultant

Liliana Rodríguez

Vice President and Senior Consultant

Michael Bernstein

Senior Consultant

Mike Brody

Senior Consultant

Suzanne R. Coffey

Senior Consultant

David Epstein

Senior Consultant

Jeff Ewing

Senior Consultant for Executive Search

Mark Patishnock

Senior Consultant

Austin Sarat

Senior Consultant

Alex Vasquez

Senior Consultant

John Vaughn

Senior Consultant

Jan Walbert

Senior Consultant

Marrlee Burgess

Consultant

Jennifer Dickson

Consultant and Director of Research

Jared Leigh

Consultant & Executive Director of Strategy and Marketing

Eric Narburgh

Consultant

Shadia Sachedina

Consultant

Gordon Winsor

Consultant

Daniel Miller

Executive Coordinator

Brendon Stevens

Information Systems Coordinator

Lisa Linsalata

Executive Search Associate

Rehshetta Wells

Analyst and Consulting Associate

Melissa Hagan

Project Associate, Executive Search

Tennessee Norman

Project Assistant

Nicholas James

Interim Project Assistant

COLLEAGUES & COLLABORATORS

Michael Smyer

Senior Consultant

Margaret Spear

Senior Consultant

Michael R. Stevenson

Senior Consultant

CAREERS AT K&A

With team members across North America, we’re flexible, talented,  and passionate about bringing change to higher education. If you think you’d be a good fit, submit your resume and cover letter for one of the positions below.

There are no open positions this time.

Why Do It Alone? Partner with Us.

It will be easier to overcome a challenge, take an opportunity, or achieve an aspiration. Let’s create change for learning together.