Kathleen R. Keeler

Assistant Professor

Management & Human Resources


Kate Keeler is an Assistant Professor of Management and Human Resources at the Max M. Fisher College of Business at the Ohio State University. She received a PhD in Organizational Behavior/Human Resources Management from Virginia Commonwealth University and a MA in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from George Mason University.

Dr. Keeler's research focuses on understanding the benefits and drawbacks of listening to music in the workplace, human energy, and research methods and statistics. Her work has been published in the Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of ManagementOrganizational Research Methods, and Psychological Methods. She was honored by the ORM Editorial Board with the 2017 Best Paper Award, and by the Academy of Management Review Editorial Board with the 2021 Best Paper Award.

Areas of Expertise

Human Resources Management
  • Compensation
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Performance Management


PhD in Organizational Behavior/Human Resources Management - Virginia Commonwealth University

MA in Industrial/Organizational Psychology - George Mason University

BS in Psychology - George Mason University


Cortina, J. C., Koehler, T., Sheng, Z., Keeler, K. R., Coombs, J., Nielsen, B. B. & Ketchen, D.  (In press). Restricted variance interactions in entrepreneurship research: A unique basis for context as-moderator hypotheses. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice.https://doi.org/10.1177/10422587221121293

Keeler, K. R., Alaybek, B., Cortina, J. M., & Cheung, H. K. (2023). Untying the climate strength knot: A meta-analytic examination of restricted variance effects in climate strength relations. Journal of Applied Psychology, 108(1), 72–99. https://doi.org/10.1037/apl0001022

Cortina, J. M., Köhler, T., Keeler, K. R., & Pugh, S. D. (2022). Situation strength as a basis for interactions in psychological models. Psychological Methods, 27(2), 212–233. https://doi.org/10.1037/met0000372

Bennett, A., Campion, E., Keeler, K. R. & Keener, S. K. (2021). Videoconference fatigue? Exploring changes in fatigue after videoconference meetings during COVID-19. Journal of Applied Psychology, 106(3), 330-344.  https://doi.org/10.1037/apl0000906

Cortina, J. M., *Sheng, Z., *Keener, S. K., *Keeler, K. R., *Grubb, L. K., Schmitt, N.,Tonidandel, S., Summerville, K. M., Heggestad, E. D., & Banks, G. C. (In Press). From alpha to omega and beyond! A look at the past, present, and (possible) future of psychometric soundness in the Journal of Applied Psychology. Journal of Applied Psychologyhttps://doi.org/10.1037/apl0000815

Keeler, K. R., & Cortina, J. M. (2020). Working to the Beat: A Self-Regulatory Framework Linking Music Characteristics to Job Performance. Academy of Management Review, 45(2), 447-471. https://doi.org/10.5465/amr.2016.0115

Keeler, K. R., Kong, W., Dalal, R. S., & Cortina, J. M. (2019). Situational Strength Interactions: Are Variance Patterns Consistent With The Theory? Journal of Applied Psychology, 104(12), 1487–1513. https://doi.org/10.1037/apl0000416

Cortina, J. M., Koehler, T., Keeler, K. R., & Nielsen, B. B. (2019). Restricted Variance Interaction Effects: What They Are and Why They Are Your Friends. Journal of Management, 45(7), 2779–2806. https://doi.org/10.1177/0149206318770735

Cortina, J. M., *Green, J. P., *Keeler, K. R., & Vandenberg, R. J. (2017). Degrees of Freedom In SEM: Are We Testing the Models That We Claim to Test? Organizational Research Methods, 20(3), 350–378. https://doi.org/10.1177/1094428116676345


* Denotes equal contribution


BUSMHR 4326 - Compensation and Benefits Administration
Provides a comprehensive framework and state-of-the art tools for designing compensation systems via assessment of organizational needs, internal and external equity, and compensation administration. Prereq: 2291 or 2292 (BusAdm 499.01); and 3200 (701), and AcctMIS 2200 (211), 2300 (212), and BusMgt 2320 (330), 2321 (331). Not open to students with credit for 762.
BUSMHR 7313 - Total Rewards/Compensation
Introduction to pay systems; including job evaluation, pay surveys, performance appraisals, and benefits. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 865.