Dr. Tom Keller

Dr. Tom Keller
Dr. Keller has spent the past 30 years as a strategy consultant to businesses and educational institutions throughout the world. Until his retirement in 2005, Dr. Keller was a faculty member at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.  During his 25 years at ASU, Professor Keller taught courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, served as founder and Director of the Center for Office Automation Research, and has been a faculty team leader for the development of some of the School’s most innovative instructional programs. These programs have provided students with direct contact with corporate executives from leading global firms via live, interactive distance-learning technologies. Undergraduate, graduate, and executive education students repeatedly praise Dr. Keller for his innovative teaching techniques and real-world business knowledge. Surveys of recent graduates often list Professor Keller as one of the most influential faculty members at ASU.  He was selected as Arizona State University’s 1997 W. P. Carey School of Business Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award recipient.

He has co-authored two textbooks:  Administrative Information Systems:  People and Technology, 1987, Kent Publishing Company, and Computers for Managing Information, 1989, John Wiley and Sons, Inc.  Additionally, Dr. Keller has written numerous articles in professional business journals and magazines and is often interviewed for publication on topics such as strategic planning, entrepreneurship and organizational performance.

Dr. Keller has conducted professional seminars and provided consulting services to organizations throughout the United States; Seoul, Korea; Taipei, Taiwan; Sydney, Australia, and Beijing, China.  He teaches MBA courses in strategic planning at the Thunderbird School for Global Management, the Oslo School of Business in Oslo, Norway, Ecole Superieure De Commerce, Toulouse, France, and the University of St. Cyril and Methodius,Skopje,Macedonia.

Dr. Keller served as the strategy architect for the development of the LearnShare, LLC.  LearnShare is designed to share best training and development practices and leverage leading-edge technologies for the global delivery of training programs.  Dr. Keller developed the initial strategic plan and the business plan for LearnShare, which played a significant role in LearnShare receiving the following awards:

  • ASTD Excellence in Practice Award
  • Workforce Magazine’s Optimas Award
  • Outstanding Performance in Training Award Lakewood Publications
  • ASTD Excellence in Practice Citation

The LearnShare Consortium includes:  Motorola, 3M, Owens Corning, General Motors, Deere and Company, Libbey-Owens-Ford, Owens-Illinois, Eaton Corporation, GTE, Northwest Airlines, Pfizer, Levi Strauss, and Chevron.  Today, LearnShare is considered the largest training organization in the world representing 2.8 million learners.

In 2001, Dr. Keller and Fred Erickson formed Knowledge Capital Alliance, Inc. (KCA).  KCA provides strategic planning, leadership training, organizational development, and eLearning consulting services to both private and public-sector organizations.  Dr. Keller and Fred Erickson developed the award-winning Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) Leadership Academy.  The ADHS Leadership Academy won the First Place National Award for Vision of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officers (ASTHO) organization.  To date, KCA Leadership Academies have trained over 600 managers and supervisors.

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