Meet Our Team

Richard Keeling

Principal and Senior Executive Consultant

Richard P. Keeling, M.D., leads Keeling & Associates, LLC (K&A)—a comprehensive higher education consulting practice. K&A’s mission is improving outcomes in higher education by creating change for learning.

Eric Engstrom

President and Executive Consultant

Eric L. Engstrom, M.P.H., President and Executive Consultant, joined Dr. Keeling in 1989 to form K&A. As the Company’s President, he has primary responsibility for organizational leadership and management

Jan Walbert

Vice President and Senior Consultant for Executive Search

Dr. Jan Walbert serves as Vice President and Senior Consultant for Executive Search—a role in which she is responsible for strategy, management, implementation, and quality assurance for K&A

Alex Vasquez

Vice President, Consulting Services and Senior Consultant

Alex Vasquez joins K&A in October 2017 after more than 20 years in various positions in higher education. He brings to our Senior Executive team direct experience with community-building, improving student

Jeff Ewing

Senior Consultant for Executive Search

Jeff Ewing joined K&A in 2016 with over 20 years of experience working for and with institutions of higher education. He brings the perspective of an experienced student affairs professional

Hazel Scott

Senior Consultant

Dr. Scott retired as Vice President for Student Services at Georgia State University in 2006 to join K&A. She also served as the senior student affairs officer at both Occidental College and California Polytechnic Institute at San Luis Obispo.

Jennifer Dickson

Consultant and Director, Research

Dr. Dickson joined K&A in 2008 after an academic career in public health research. As Consultant and Director of Research, she manages the Company’s academic writing projects, which include journal articles

Eric Narburgh

Consultant and Project Director

Eric Narburgh joined K&A in March 2015 as a Consultant and Project Director, in which role he is responsible for leading client projects, from writing proposals to managing client relationships and ensuring

Jared Leigh

Consultant and Project Director

Jared joined Keeling & Associates in 2019 as a Consultant/Project Director. In this role, he is responsible for leading client projects

Marrlee Burgess

Consultant and Project Director

Marrlee Burgess is a higher education leader with over 25 years of experience in the areas of student affairs, academic affairs, and enrollment management.

Gordon Winsor

Consultant and Director, Executive Search

Gordon Winsor is Consultant and Director of Executive Search; he has managed over forty searches in the past three years, including those for senior officers in Student Affairs and/or Enrollment Management

David Mistretta

Director of Organizational Development

David joined K&A in September, 2018 as Director of Organizational Development. As an advisor to the principals, he will focus on internal operations strategy and external engagement with the K&A brand.

Alex Emmanuele

Director of Innovation
Alex, a recent graduate of Hampshire College, first joined K&A in 2014 as an undergraduate intern, and then work